Story of China

"Why Can't Women Be Heroes Too?"

Clip: Episode 6 | 1m 44s

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.

Aired: 07/11/17

Rating: NR

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