Bound Feet Blues: A Life Told in Shoes


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Bound Feet Blues is the very personal story of bestselling novelist and acclaimed performer Yang-May Ooi. A groundbreaking and wonderfully unconventional memoir, Bound Feet Blues is a performance in book form, interweaving personal stories, cultural reflections and a multi-faceted exploration of what it means to be a woman. In Chinese tradition, women with tiny bound feet were desirable as wives and lovers, their delicate feet seen as objects of both status and sexual fetish. What can the ancient tradition of footbinding ...

Bound Feet Blues: A Life Told in Shoes 2016, Urbane Publications, Rochester

ISBN-13: 9781910692301