The Chinese People's Daily (April 18) reports that the government is making
moves to protect Nushu, including the establishment of a museum. See:

There is also some commentary on the BBC Radio 4 site, along with a Real
Audio excerpt of an interview with Harriet Evans, 'expert on women and
gender in China from the University of Westminster', to which I have not
listened (because Real Audio is spyware and I refuse to have on my
computer). There's also a photo of one of the two living Nushu users. See:

John Hudson

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