Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
China, in its medieval heyday, was notoriously repressive toward its female subjects. To deal with this, a group of women in the Hunan province developed an entirely separate system of writing. Meant only as an outlet for women under a male-dominated system, this writing was viewed by the Chicom government as the product of foreign espionage, and practitioners were persecuted. This video contains a series of interviews with the only living woman still able to write in the forgotten language.
China, language, resistance, sexism, subculture, woman