Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China

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  • Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China

  • Artist: Yue-Qing Yang
  • Year: 1999
  • Duration: 58:32
  • Country: Canada
  • In China s Jian-yong county, uneducated and illiterate peasant women developed their own secret written language call Nu Shu , meaning Ã’female writing. This thoughtful and moving documentary features 86-year-old Huan-yi Yang, the only living resident of the Nu Shu area who can read and write Nu Shu. The video explores Nu Shu customs and the role of Nu Shu in women s lives, revealing a subculture born of resistance to male dominance.

  • Accession #: 2445
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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