Fudan University, frequently ranked the 3rd best university in China, just kicked-off their fall session of “Homosexual Health and Social Science” on September 16th. When it commenced in 2003, there was just 1 student officially enrolled, but standing room only in the actual class. What a surprise!
These days, the course is sponsored by the prestigious Ford Foundation and has an impressive list of lecturers from various walks of life including multinationals like Citigroup, the Beijing Film Academy, US writers, AID/HIV outreach groups like Chi Heng, Chinese lawyers, and university lectures from multiple disciplines and countries- even Taiwan. The class is held at Fudan’s Medical School Campus in downtown Shanghai in Xujiahui and taught only in Chinese, unless the lecturer is foreign.
Professor Gao Yanning, the class coordinator, welcomes the public, auditors, and other students to sit in on the course. He is also happy to field any questions in English or Chinese at 021-5423 7267. Classes are normally held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but the schedule varies. Check here for the most accurate syllabus (Google Translate is great if you need help with the Chinese).
Thanks a bunch to Chou Doufu for this hot tip!
In other gay news:
- Hope to see you at Shanghai LGBT’s mixer at Frangipani on Thursday evening!
- City Weekend’s first print gay writer, Pete, has headed back to the USA, and Gwen from Tempe, Shanghai’s infamous drag queen, has taken his place as the the LGBeat writer. Congrats, Gwen, look forward to reading your take on the scene!
- Shanghai’s #1 Fag Hag just got an SMS this week that PinkHome will be reopening in a new location on October 3rd. We don’t know if the rumors are true, but will keep you posted.
- Starting in October, That’s Shanghai will also be featuring an GLBT section called Out and About. It’s about time!
Photo from St. Murse.
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