To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, we are delighted to have this lecture arranged for you.
The last matriarchal ethnic group remaining in China celebrates Women’s Day everyday in their lives by Lugu Lake, where the Mosuo people continue their unique woman-centric way of life. All decisions and rights related to money, property, land and the children born to them rest with the Mosuo women, who live independently of husbands and fathers, with the grandmother as the head of each family. A unique practice is also enshrined in the Mosuo tradition – that of ‘walking marriage’, where women choose their own lovers from men within the tribe but are beholden to none.Speaker: Ms Waihong Choo
Choo Waihong is the author of the book, ‘The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China’s Hidden Mountains’, which recounts the incredible stories she gathered from her Mosuo friends whom she befriended through her living among their community over the last decade. She was a corporate lawyer before she took early retirement to travel and write.
Reception opens 6:30 pm, talk starts 7:00 pm
Admission: RAS Members $150; Non-Members / Guests $200 Welcome drinks/ light meal/ snacks at Café 8 are included (please let us know on booking of any special diet needs)
Booking: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door