Qiu Jin

Qiu Jin, 1875-1907

“My name is Qiu Jin and I was a Chinese revolutionary feminist and poet and was known as China’s Joan of Arc. I was a fierce advocate for the liberation of Chinese women, defying gender and class norms by unbinding my feet, dressing as a man and leaving my young family to pursue an education abroad. On July 15, 1907 I was beheaded by imperial army forces who charged me with conspiring to overthrow the government.”

Researched by GWL and read by Shin-Ling Tsai

Animated by Enrique Ibanez, Glasgow School of Art

Location: Shanyin, China

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