Cinderellas sisters is the long awaited definitive work on chinese footbinding in englishthe work also plugs into current concerns with the history of the body and of fashion but it also does much more at every turn it tells us something new about late imperial and republican era chinese society and history. The history of footbinding is full of contradictions and unexpected turns the practice originated in the dance culture of chinas medieval court and spread to gentry families brothels maids quarters and peasant households. Conventional views of footbinding as patriarchal oppression often neglect its complex history and the incentives of the women involved this revisionist history elegantly written and meticulously researched presents a fascinating new picture of the practice from its beginnings in the tenth century to its demise in the twentieth century. Dorothy ko cinderellas sisters a revisionist history of footbindingberkeley los angeles and london university of california press 2005 xix 332 pp hardcover 2995 isbn 0 520 21884 1. Cinderellas sisters a revisionist history of footbinding dorothy ko home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for add tags for cinderellas sisters a revisionist history of footbinding be the first similar items related subjects 1 footbinding china confirm this request
How it works:
1. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
2. Download as many books as you like ( Personal use )
3. No Commitment. Cancel anytime.
4. Join Over 100.000 Happy Readers.
5. That's it. What you waiting for? Sign Up and Get Your Books.