Historical photograph of revolutionary and feminist Qiu Jin.

Qiu Jin founded a women’s magazine, advocated equal rights for women, and worked against the government of the Qing dynasty until she was arrested and executed.

Qiu Jin, (Ch’iu Chin) meaning “Autumn Jade,” was born into a well-to-do family in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. She received a good education, but when she was twenty-one she was forced into a marriage arranged by her parents.

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:04-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on QIU Jin (Qiū Jǐn 秋瑾)|Qiū Jǐn 秋瑾 (QIU Jin)

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