1 edition of Footbinding found in the catalog.
Shirley See Yan Ma
Includes bibliographical references (p. -172) and index.
|Statement||Shirley See Yan Ma|
|LC Classifications||HQ1075.5.C5 M3 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 184 p. :|
|Number of Pages||184|
|ISBN 10||9780415485050, 9780415485067|
|LC Control Number||2009025534|
Countering the widely held views surrounding the sexual attractiveness of bound feet to Chinese men, footbinding as an ethnic boundary marker, its role in female hypergamy, and its connection to state imperatives, this book instead presents a compelling argument that footbinding was in fact a crucial means of disciplining of little girls to Author: Hill Gates. Foot binding was more than a fashion statement; it was a way of life for about one billion women as well as the men around them. It took much more than laws and protests to bring foot binding to an end. Foot binding had higher consequences, greater appeal, and was more desirable than any other practice women have endured to be beautiful in history.
Here are some books featuring foot binding that you might want to check out: "Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China" by Wang Ping; "Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet" by Dorothy Ko; "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See (Movie version directed by Wayne Wang); "The Three-Inch Golden Lotus" by Feng Jicai and "Wild Swans: Three. Aching for Beauty demonstrates the complexity and the manifestations of a civilization's obsession with the body-its beauty, its fulfillment, its destruction, and its transformation. Wang Ping writes with passion and an understanding strengthened by the female experience. This is a rich, necessary, and invaluable book.
Footbinding, cultural practice, existing in China from the 10th century until the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China in , that involved tightly bandaging the feet of women to alter their shape for aesthetic purposes.. Footbinding usually began when girls were between 4 and 6 years old; some were as young as 3, and some as old as Mothers, grandmothers, or older female. FOOTBINDING. Footbinding was specific to and unique to traditional Chinese culture. Its various names conveyed its multifaceted image in Chinese eyes: chanzu (binding feet) called attention to the mundane action of swaddling the body with a piece of cloth; gongwan (curved arch) described a desired shape of the foot similar to that of a ballerina in pointe shoe; jinlian (golden lotus, also.
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"In this important, clinically relevant, and well-documented book on footbinding, Dr. Ma explores the breadth and depth of Chinese history, mythology, fairytale, as well as philosophical underpinnings used to justify and understand the brutal and soul-crippling practice of foot-binding in imperial China.
The book transported me back to those Format: Paperback. The book reads much more like a very long psycho-analytical English essay that relies on a lot of assumptions to comment on foot binding than actual historical details and analysis of foot binding.
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Already a member. Sign in. Or Create a free Fairytalez account in less than a minute. A A A. A A A. In this book Shirley See Yan Ma provides a Jungian perspective on the Chinese tradition of footbinding and considers how it can be used Footbinding book a metaphor for the suffering of women and the repression of the feminine, as well as a symbol for hope, creativity and spiritual by: 5.
The book reads much more like a very long psycho-analytical English essay that relies on a lot of assumptions to comment on foot binding than actual historical details and analysis of foot binding.
If you're trying to find a book that Footbinding book educate you about the concrete whys and hows of foot binding you won't really find that here.4/5(12). Footbinding, Feminism, and Freedom: The Liberation of Women's Bodies in Modern China Volume 1 of Cass series / Sport in the global society Volume 1 of Sport in the global society, ISSN Authors: Fan Hong, Hong Fan: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Psychology Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects2/5(2).
An insightful and extremely well-written book on a very difficult topic. Here, Dorothy Ko suggests that by merely condemning the practice of footbinding, we risk essentializing and ignoring that footbinding was a reality for many woman over several by: While foot binding is an element of the novel, the word "bound" comes to take on several meanings.
"Bound" centers around Xing Xing. Xing Xing has recently experienced the death of her father and her mother died when she was seven/5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful.
With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship/5(2K). Footbinding, Feminism and Freedom book.
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By Fan Hong. Edition 1st by: Dorothy Ko's book puts footbinding in as complete a context as I have encountered. She includes excerpts from texts of footbinding fetishists, Most people approach the subject of footbinding in China with a gross fascination/5.
To uncover this little-known history of foot-binding, Bossen and the book’s co-author, researcher Hill Gates, interviewed over 1, elderly women in remote villages across China and found that foot-binding was widespread among peasant populations, shattering the belief that foot-binding was a status symbol of the elite.
Aching for Beauty was a difficult book to read. partly because it read like a doctoral dissertation and partly because the ideas presented were very disturbing to me.
I tried very hard to maintain an open mind about the practice of foot binding. I really wanted to understand the cultural and social reasons for it/5. Linking footbinding with women's hand labor, the book brings to light the important yet largely overlooked contributions of women, and especially young girls, to the household economy and to handcraft industry prior to industrialization in China.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a novel by Lisa See set in nineteenth-century China. In her introduction to the novel, See writes that Lily, the narrator, was born on June 5, —"the fifth day of the sixth month of the third year of the Daoguang Emperor's Publisher: Random House, Inc.
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Painful Memories for China's Footbinding Survivors Millions of Chinese women bound their feet, a status symbol that allowed them to marry into money. Footbinding was banned in. UW Mailbox Seattle, WA Fax: () Email: [email protected] Publisher for the University of Washington Member of the Association of University Presses.Countering the widely held views surrounding the sexual attractiveness of bound feet to Chinese men, footbinding as an ethnic boundary marker, its role in female hypergamy, and its connection to state imperatives, this book instead presents a compelling argument that footbinding was in fact a crucial means of disciplining of little girls to.Wang Ping is a poet, writer, photographer, performance and multimedia artist.
Her publications have been translated into multiple languages and include poetry, short stories, novels, cultural studies, and children's stories. Her multimedia exhibitions address global themes of industrialization, the environment, interdependency, and the people.