Jeliza Patterson

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QIU JIN (1875-1907): FEMINIST, POET, AND REVOLUTIONARY

loneberry:

Qiu Jin wore masculine attire before the Qing Dynasty and system of imperial rule fell (in other words, during a time when traditional Confucian values about women’s proper place were still dominant). She made war with the emperor and was beheaded. She’s touted as China’s first feminist…but perhaps we could even say she’s proto-genderqueer? I snagged this photo from the wonderful book Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905–1948 by Yan Haiping. So good.

(Source: loneberry, via asianhistory)

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