To promote nvshu, a language used by women only, the Nv Shu (Beijing) International Culture Exchange Center was recently established, marking the launch of the "Nv Shu Global Exhibit" project.
Nvshu, which literally means "women's writing", is a syllabic script used only by women from Jiangyong, in Hunan province. Though it remains debatable when and why the language came into being, nvshu facilitated communication among women and the development of relevant customs and practices.
Zhao Liming, a professor of Tsinghua University and expert on nvshus, points out that it served as a tool for women in the feudal system to enrich their spiritual world and brighten up their life.
Link: [Hunan Culture] Jiangyong Nvshu (Women’s Writing): The World’s Only Existent Women Character So Far
“文明交流互鉴”。Exchange and mutual learning of civilization in Nvshu writing.
江永女书文化村。Jiangyong Nvshu Culture Village.
江永女书生态博物馆（资料图）Jiangyong Nvshu Ecomuseum (File photo).
江永妇女们进行女书交流学习。Mutual learning and exchange of Nvshu among Jiangyong women.
Folding Fan written by Tang Chaohui in the 70s from Hunan Province to speak for Nvshu and Women.
“香约江永、柚活天下” in Nvshu characters written by the calligrapher Yang Yuejin with an iron-holder Chinese writing brush in 1.35 meters length and 17.51 kilos weight, which createdthe Guinness World Records on the Nvshu writing with the heaviest iron pen.
In March 2017, Jiangyong Nvshuhas been listed into International Standard Character Sets that can be inter-translated with other characters.
Nvshu (women’s writing or womanese for “女书”)，the sole women character discovered in the world so far, originates from Jiangyong County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province. Nvshu has been listed into International Standard Character Sets since March 2017 that can be inter-translated with other characters. Besides, Nvshu enters the Guinness World Records and First-batch China Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
Jiangyong Nvshu, traditionally written on the hand fans, cloth and paper, reflects Jiangyong women’s distinctive life scenes and emotional world, and hence generates Nvshu-cored folk custom, such as Nvshu songs, Nvshu needlework, and so on.
Here lists three-time attachment of Jiangyong Nvshu to the United Nations:
In May 2017, Irina Bokova, Secretary-general of UNESCO received a calligraphy Nvshu work that means exchange and mutual learning of civilization on her attendance to the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
In April 2016, Chinese delegation presented Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Nvshu writing to the UN.
In April 2012, in the event of “the 3nd UN’s Chinese Day: Nvshu Custom Exhibition” held in New York, Chinese Nvshu Cultural Exchange Delegation presented Preface of Charter of the United Nations, Ode to the Lotus Flower and The Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Declaration in Nvshu writing to the UN, the Permanent Mission of China to the UN, and the UN Women.