Laugh of the Medusa come to life

Chinese archivists are stuggling to preserve Nushu, a language “created by, and exclusively for, women”:

Nushu, meaning women’s script, was held so securely by its speakers and writers that women used to burn manuscripts to keep them away from men, or they would bury items containing Nushu with female friends upon their deaths.

An exhibit of preserved Nushu items will occur in southern China next month. I’ll bet Hélène Cixous has been in a pleasure coma since the news was announced. (Via Arts Journal.)


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