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Bound feet and western dress Rating: 8,1/10 560 reviews

Bound Feet & Western Dress.

bound feet and western dress

So, there is a mini genre called China Memoirs? The writing was done smoothly and at times I really felt like I was sitting in a room listening to Pang-Mei and Yu-i narrate their stories to each other. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Despite having no previous reference to this story and the importance of Yu-I and her relationship or more specifically, the breakdown of her relationship with Hsü Chih-mo, the gravity of their divorce in 1920s China was clear from the very beginning. Honestly, I thought I could vicariously feel my heart cracking under the weight of some of Yu-I's confessions, amazed by some of the things she was able to tell her granddaughter. The amazing thing about family histories are that they follow one story and so you learn about history through a very focused lens, enough to interest a variety of readers. It's an interesting insight into the mindset of the time, but if you're familiar with Confucian culture, nothing special. In the alternating voices of two generations, this dual memoir brings together a deeply textured portrait of a woman's life in China with the very American story of Yu-i's brilliant and assimilated grandniece, struggling with her own search for identity and belonging.

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Bound Feet Western Dress a Memoir

bound feet and western dress

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. When she becomes Vice President of China's first women's bank, the position is directly handed to her by her brother. Eighteen-year-old Yu-i with her first son, the pride of the Hsü family. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. In all the books on this genre that I'd read, this was a thriller. I can see where some hardships could be avoided by living this way. A hard story to read, but harder to put down This is one of my favorite books about Chinese women dealing with the changing times that span the 20th century.

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Bound feet & Western dress (Book, 1997) [roundtaiwanround.com]

bound feet and western dress

Schools try to use these rules while deciding if one 's outfit they have worn to school is revealing, distracted, or offensive enough to be dress coded. She lived in interesting times and thus her small story becomes a window into the turning point where China began to incorporate Western ideas. The concept of divine morality in the early-19th century held accountable the behavior of all who were at least partially active in their social environment. Perhaps the author could have been more objective, but maybe Xu is the one solely to blame, for his cowardice in acquiescing to marry Youyi, for taking only what he needed from the marriage physical pleasure , and for abandoning her in pursuit of so-called irresponsible freedom. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. About this Item: Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, The.

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Bound Feet & Western Dress

bound feet and western dress

Could have done without the back and forth between the past and present - made it confusing at times. It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. It was 1983 when Pang-Mei first came upon Yu-i's name in a textbook for course work in Chinese Studies at Harvard College. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. How might reading this book inform you about your midterm paper? Chang Yu-i befriends a young woman in the Chang family and her incredible story is told to her from start to finish. Do not worry, this is not uncommon.

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Bound Feet and Western Dress : A Memoir by Pang

bound feet and western dress

Bound Feet and Western Dress is the story of Chang Yu-I, a woman who grew up in a traditional Chinese family. Chang Yu-i was born in 1900 to a large and affluent family. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Was great to hear the author's voice even though the production quality wasn't all that great. Of course there are always views that need changing, but there are always some yuckies that creep in at the same time. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The narrative of Zhang YouYi is very well crafted and her grand niece does an excellent job in putting her own reflections without taking away from the main objective of the story.

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Bound feet & Western dress (Book, 1997) [roundtaiwanround.com]

bound feet and western dress

Okay, maybe not The best on my list, but possibly a tie for second. What was it about being a Chinese wife that you stopped becoming who you might have been? It was amazing: a lot of detail, great content, and much much more. With her bound feet, she was content to spend every day in the female quarters; I wanted to explore the streets of Xiashi. If the child born is a female than she is seen to be of no use to their family because she will eventually become the property of her husband, his family, and traditions. Certainly not without bias, but understandably so.

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Bound Feet & Western Dress by Pang

bound feet and western dress

Do not worry, this is not uncommon. It was about a woman becoming her own person rather than the property of a man whom she must cherish under every circumstance. This is a heartbreaking story of a lack of connection with those close to her beyond her relationship with one of her brothers and of repeated loss; a story of the tension between traditional Chinese values and progressive Western pursuits. That week in October was also the week of Matthew Shepard's murder, of vigils throughout the country, and of riots in New York City. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. She was the first girl to avoid foot-binding but nevertheless her parents still believed that a woman was nothing. Although it is also through this man's actions that she eventually seizes upon her own identity and value and enters the broader world with full force.

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Bound Feet and Western Dress : A Memoir by Pang

bound feet and western dress

Then Chairman Mao suddenly died, taking with him an entire world. In the alternating voices of two generations, this dual memoir brings together a deeply textured portrait of a woman's life in China with the very American story of Yu-i's brilliant and assimilated grandniece, struggling with her own search for identity and belonging. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I have to read this for my history class so I bought this and it ended up being not even half the book. A hard story to read, but harder to put down.

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