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STORY OF CHINA

"Why Can't Women Be Heroes Too?"

  • Aired: 07/11/2017
  • 01:44
  • Rating: NR
Michael Wood visits the monument to Qiu Jin in Shaoxing. This feminist poet and political activist founded a radical journal for women's voices and campaigned for the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and the founding of a republic. She was executed in the middle of her home town. Local women in the street enthusiastically and movingly explain to Michael why she is still a hero today.
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Qiu Jin was the tragic star of the failed revolution of 1907, against the Qing Dynasty.
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