CHARACTER PROFILES

Pu Ruixia grew up in a family of farmers from a remote village in Ningxia Province.  She was forced to drop out of school after the third grade, and through perseverance become a teacher against all odds.

Pu Ruixia grew up in a family of farmers from a remote village in Ningxia Province.
She was forced to drop out of school after the third grade, and through perseverance become a teacher against all odds.

Li Hua is a Beijing-based international lawyer who rose to extraordinarily high-ranks in her male-dominated profession while juggling the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood.

Li Hua is a Beijing-based international lawyer who rose to extraordinarily high-ranks in her male-dominated profession while juggling the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood.

Liu Ying struggles to build a new life for herself and her daughter by working as an electronics mechanic at a factory in Hebei Province after she was betrayed and divorced by her husband.

Liu Ying struggles to build a new life for herself and her daughter by working as an electronics mechanic at a factory in Hebei Province after she was betrayed and divorced by her husband.

Ou Huaqing from Guizhou province, is a Dongzu minority singer who is torn between fulfilling her dreams of performing in the big city, and her responsibilities as a rural peasant's wife.

Ou Huaqing from Guizhou province, is a Dongzu minority singer who is torn between fulfilling her dreams of performing in the big city, and her responsibilities as a rural peasant’s wife.