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Bound Feet and Western Dress

Bound Feet and Western Dress - 96 edition

Bound Feet and Western Dress - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780385479646

ISBN10: 0385479646

Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang - ISBN 9780385479646
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published:
International: No
Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang - ISBN 9780385479646

ISBN13: 9780385479646

ISBN10: 0385479646

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

"In China, a woman is nothing. " Thus begins this harrowing dual memoir that braids the story of Chinese-American Pang-Mei's own search for identity with the dramatic tale of her great-aunt, Chang Yuyi, born at the turn of the century in tradition-bound China. In alternating voices, Pang-Mei captivates the reader as she tells the story of Yuyi's battle with her mother to stop the painful foot-binding process, the first in a series of rebellions that marked her extraordinary life. This deeply textured portrait of Chinese life in the perilous years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist Revolution captures, above all, the struggle of fiercely independent women emerging from centuries of customs and ideals, both subtle and pronounced.

In pitch-perfect prose and vivid detail, Bound Feet And Western Dress is about the power of storytelling as Yuyi confides her innermost dreams and demons with her brilliant and assimilated American-born niece in this splendiferous literary debut.