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Three Generations of Chinese Women Portrayed in Film Series

BOONE — The lives of three generations of Chinese women are retold in “Wild Swans — Jung Chang,” part of the Appalachian State University Women’s Studies spring film series.

This epic film captures the turbulent transformation of China in the 20th century and recounts the women’s family history through archival and contemporary footage and shows how individual lives are transformed by historical forces. The film will be shown on Wednesday, March 29, in I.G. Greer Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Dr. Dorthea A.L. Martin, professor of East Asian history and faculty coordinator for the Asian studies program, will lead a question and answer session following the film. Martin is director of the North Carolina Japan Center West, faculty advisor for the Phi Alpha Theta history honorary chapter and faculty advisor to the History Club. She earned a B.A. at the University of New Orleans with an emphasis on modern Europe, an M.A. at the University of California at San Diego with an emphasis on Third World studies, and a Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii with an emphasis on modern China. Martin’s primary research area is modern Chinese history and historiography.

Admission is free and the film is open to the public. Call the Women’s Studies Office at 262-7603 for additional information.