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Cinderella's Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding

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The history of footbinding is full of contradictions and unexpected turns. The practice originated in the dance culture of China's medieval court and spread to gentry families, brothels, maid's 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 ...

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Cinderella's Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding 2007, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520253902

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Cinderella's Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding 2005, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520218840

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