Autumn Gem

Autumn Gem

Streaming Video - 2017
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Meet the "Chinese Joan of Arc,"Qiu Jin (ʹ̇‹&̇#x91;¾) (1875-1907), a radical women&́#x80;™s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China&́#x80;™s 1911 Revolution and is celebrated as a national heroine today...While Qiu Jin is a familiar figure in China, she is largely unknown outside of the country. AUTUMN GEM is the first documentary feature on Qiu Jin in the U.S. Using scholar interviews, archival materials, and dramatic recreation scenes based on her original writings, AUTUMN GEM brings the story of Qiu Jin to life...AUTUMN GEM was produced and directed by two San Francisco Bay Area Chinese American filmmakers, Rae Chang and Adam Tow. It stars former China National Wushu Champion and Hollywood stunt actress Li Jing. Our partners include the San Francisco Chinese Culture Center, San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, and the Official Qiu Jin Museum in Shaoxing, China..."With all my heart I beseech and two hundred million female assume their responsibility as citizens...Arise! Arise! Chinese women, arise!".-Qiu Jin
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] :, Kanopy Streaming,, 2017
Adam Tow ,, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Additional Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)
Adam Tow (Firm)


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