Qiu Jin: the Feminist Rebel of 20th Century China

On the 15th of July 1907, the Chinese imperial Qing government publicly beheaded a 31-year old woman in her home village of Shanyin, near Shaoxing. It was probably a hot and humid day, which makes her last words more memorable. “Autumn wind, autumn rain — they make one die of sorrow.” (秋風秋雨愁殺人) Maybe she lamented … Continue reading Qiu Jin: the Feminist Rebel of 20th Century China