A memorial pavilion or shrine (秋瑾風雨亭) dedicated to Qiu Jin (秋瑾), West Lake (西湖), Hangzhou (杭州)
© 2007 Adam Scott Armstrong
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ar01-031. The caption in the album: 秋瑾風雨亭 Qiu Jin fengyu ting = Qiu Jin’s Wind and Rain Pavilion. Qiu Jin (秋瑾 Ch’iu Chin Fen, Xuanqing, Jingxiong) (8 November 1875-15 July 1907) was executed after a failed uprising against the Qing Dynasty in 1907. The name of the pavilion was inspired by her last poem, 秋風秋雨愁煞人 – Autumn wind, autumn rain, they make one die of sorrow. Qiu Jin is a national heroine and feminist icon. After the 1911 Revolution, a new tomb was built, see http://www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/features.php?searchterm=028_change2.inc&issue=028 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiu_Jin. Behind the entrance gate is a metal pavilion - the Pavilion of Winds and Rains. See fig 20 at http://www.chinaheritagequarterly.org/features.php?searchterm=028_change2.inc&issue=028. See Ar01-030 (Qiu Jin’s tomb).
Black and white photograph