A new exhibition demonstrating the history of the Chinese #MeToo movement since 2018 is coming to the University of Leeds campus. It tells a history of the #MeToo movement in China and reveals how it resonates with people beyond and across borders. By using a variety of visual, audio, and textual materials, this exhibition presents the personal struggles of sexual assault survivors and collective feminist actions against sexual violence in the Chinese context.
The exhibition was inspired by the #MeToo in China exhibitions held in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and New York in 2019. As well as bringing the highlights of these previous exhibitions to the UK, this exhibition possesses new elements and perspectives. In particular, it presents the Chinese feminists’ activities in support of the Chinese #MeToo movement in the UK.
Before coming to the University of Leeds, the exhibition was previously held at the University of Cambridge, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Edinburgh as part of the #MeToo in China exhibition 2022 tour in the UK. The organizers hope that, through (re-) telling the stories of the #MeToo movement in China, this exhibition can empower sexual violence survivors and feminist activists from different racial, gender, sexual, and social backgrounds. The aim is to help keep the #MeToo movement known, alive, and in momentum.
You can find the exhibition in the LUU foyer from the 5th to 9th December.