January 2006 Archives

The 7th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (the Kobe Congress), and the 1st International Conference of Asian Queer Studies (the Queer Congress), were held in July 2005 in Kobe and Bangkok respectively. The Kobe Congress took place between July 1 and 5 with the participation of AIDS researchers and NPOs and featured reports, lectures and workshops. The Queer Congress took place between July 7 and 9 with the participation of queer studies researchers and activists who gave lectures and made reports. Both events are very important for research in the fields of gender and sexuality.

The Wedding Gift, a film directed by Jung Hwa Lee, was screened on September 18, 2005 during the ICU Asian Film Showcase. Lee is a graduate of Ewha Women's University, where she studied physics and educational engineering. After graduating, she has been working as a script writer for TV documentaries and children programs. She is married and lives in Japan.