Fu Yuehua (c. 1947–)

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Fu Yuehua (c. 1947–)

Chinese reformer. Name variations: Foo Ywehhwa. Born in China.

Suffered a nervous breakdown after her charge that she was raped by the Party Secretary at her work unit was ignored; became one of the major women activists in the Democracy Wall movement (1978–79); at 32, led thousands of peasants and unemployed youth as they marched through Beijing on National Day, protesting conditions (Jan 8, 1979); was arrested during the crackdown against the movement (Jan 18, 1979); though protesters demanded her release, was imprisoned and subsequently disappeared.

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