Logo of Herstory in East AsiaHerstory of East Asia

We want to show "herstory" in East Asia from local perspectives with a timeline and a map in our local languages, so that people from different regions of East Asia can learn more about the stories and rights women and LGBETQ+ have fought for.

Timeline & Map

Yi-Han Lin's novel and suicide

In Feburary 2017, the Taiwanese writer Yi-Han Lin published the novel Si-Chi Fang's Paradise of First Love paradise. The novel is a story about a 13-year-old girl who was raped and fell in love with her Chinese teacher in cram school, who systematically seduces his students. The writer committed suicide at the age of 26 after years of depression. It is believed that she wrote the novel based on her personal experience. Her novel and death raised awareness of sexual abuse and made more rape survivors come out to tell their stories.

Taipei, Taiwan
#Feminism Art & Culture#Sexual Violence in Fields#Mee Too Movement