Nu-Shu a Hidden Language (1999)

Genres - History, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues, Social History  |   Countries - China   |  
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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.

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China, language, resistance, sexism, subculture, woman