Monday, December 15, 2014 | 4:30 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST

National Committee on U.S.-China Relations |, New York, NY

The Committee hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion with Zhou Dan, an advocate for LGBT rights in China. A practicing attorney in Shanghai, Mr. Zhou works for full and equal recognition for LGBT people through consulting, public education, and legal advocacy. He speaks on LGBT rights issues at workshops, seminars, and symposia in China, the United States, and in Europe.

In 2009 Mr. Zhou published Pleasure and Discipline: Jurisprudential Imagination of Same-sex Desire in the Chinese Modernity, a ground-breaking monograph in Chinese on the dynamics of same-sex desire, law and modernity in China. He has been profiled in a variety of publications, including Time magazine, Southern People Weekly (Nanfang Renwu Zhoukan), China Daily, and the South China Morning Post.