Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in C by Wang Ping
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Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in C
By Wang Ping

Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in C

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Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in C by Wang Ping

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When Wang Ping was nine years old, she secretly set about binding her feet with elastic bands. Footbinding had by then been outlawed in China, women s feet liberated, but at that young age she desperately wanted the tiny feet her grandmother had deformed and malodorous as they were. By first examining the root of her own girlhood desire, Wang unleashes a fascinating inquiry into a centuries-old custom.Aching for Beauty combines Wang s unique perspective and remarkable literary gifts in an award-winning exploration of the history and culture surrounding footbinding. In setting out to demystify this reviled tradition, Wang probes an astonishing range of literary references, addresses the relationship between beauty and pain, and discusses the intense female bonds that footbinding fostered. Her comprehensive examination of the notions of hierarchy, femininity, and fetish bound up in the tradition places footbinding in its proper context in Chinese history and opens a window onto an intriguing culture."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385721363
ISBN-10: 0385721366
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Wang Ping

Wang Ping s books include "American Visa, "a collection of short stories; "Foreign Devil, "a novel; and "Of Flesh and Spirit, "a collection of poetry. Born in Shanghai, she holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University and teaches creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota."

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