This project explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin (1875 – 1907). During the reign of the last dynasty in China, Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. At a time when women’s lives were often marked by repressive practices such as footbinding, arranged marriages, and denial of education, she envisioned a future where women would free themselves from the confines of tradition and emerge as strong and active citizens of a new and modern nation.
On this site, you can:
- Read more about the project
- Study the historical background of Qiu Jin’s time period
- Visit our Facebook page for Autumn Gem
- Watch a 2-minute teaser trailer of Autumn Gem: The Qiu Jin Project
- Learn how you can support Autumn Gem
- Find out about upcoming screenings around the country
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