He-Yin Zhen (Chinese: 何震, c. 1884 – c. 1920) was an early 20th century Chinese feminist and anarchist. Born He Ban in Yizheng, Jiangsu, she married the noted scholar Liu Shipei in 1903 and went with him to Tokyo. She then took the name He Zhen (He "Thunderclap") but signed her published writings He-Yin Zhen (何殷震) in order to include her mother's maiden name. She published a number of strong attacks in anarchist journals on male social power which argued that society could not be free without the liberation of women.


This essay is selected from The Birth of Chinese Feminism, edited by Lydia H. Liu, Rebecca E. Karl, and Dorothy Ko (Columbia University Press 2013).

The Feminist Manifesto by He-Yin Zhen

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