He-Yin Zhen

(c. 1884 - c. 1920)

While living in Tokyo, anarcho-feminist He-Yin Zhen began the Women’s Rights Recovery Association, which demanded the forcible suppression of traditional male privilege in Chinese culture. “Alas,” she wrote in 1907, “people used to regard women as playthings. Today they regard women as tools.” He-Yin Zhen cofounded the journal Natural Justice with her husband, Liu Shipei, after the couple fled China for Tokyo in 1907.

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