Tang Qunying in Nanjing
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Tang Qunying: One of China’s Earliest Feminists

She led an army of women against Qing forces, fought her whole life for women’s rights, and even slapped the country’s top leaders for failing to commit to gender equality—meet Tang Qunying

August 25, 1912, was a historic day. Revolution had just swept away 2,000 years of imperial rule, and China’s leaders gathered in Beijing for the founding conference of the Kuomintang—the country’s new ruling party.

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author Sun Jiahui (孙佳慧)

Sun Jiahui is a freelance writer and former editor at The World of Chinese. She writes about Chinese language, society and culture, and is especially passionate about sharing stories of China's ancient past with a wider audience. She has been writing for TWOC for over six years, and pens the Choice Chengyu column.

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