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Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China

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    Wang Ping(Author)
An exploration of the history and cultural practice of footbinding in China reveals the traditions that contributed to and surrounded its thousand-year enforcement, as well as its related literature, music, contests, and rewards.

"Wang Ping writes with passion and an understanding strengthened by the female experience. This is a rich, necessary, and invaluable book."-Ha Jin, author of "Waiting" "Impeccable.... [A] house of Chinese wonders.... Wang takes on a giant storehouse of subject matter and glides through its labyrinthine corridors in fluid, often intuitive moves.... Fascinating."-"San Francisco Bay Guardian""Eloquently and thoroughly documents a custom that for 1,000 years symbolized not only attractiveness, but gentility, virtue and high status.... [Wang Ping] peels back the layers of fear, desire and social climbing...like so many lotus petals."-"Star Tribune "(Minneapolis)Wang Ping writes with passion and an understanding strengthened by the female experience. This is a rich, necessary, and invaluable book. Ha Jin, author of WaitingImpeccable . [A] house of Chinese wonders . Wang takes on a giant storehouse of subject matter and glides through its labyrinthine corridors in fluid, often intuitive moves . Fascinating. San Francisco Bay GuardianEloquently and thoroughly documents a custom that for 1,000 years symbolized not only attractiveness, but gentility, virtue and high status . [Wang Ping] peels back the layers of fear, desire and social climbing like so many lotus petals. Star Tribune (Minneapolis)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 265 pages
  • Wang Ping(Author)
  • University of Minnesota Press (1 Oct. 2000)
  • English
  • 8
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy
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