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Bound Feet & Western Dress: A Memoir - Pang-Mei Chang (1997)
ISBN 9780385479646
Publisher Anchor
Publication Date 9/15/1997
Format Paperback (198 x 127 mm)
Plot / Summary
"In China, a woman is nothing."

Thus begins the saga of a woman born at the turn of the century to a well-to-do, highly respected Chinese family, a woman who continually defied the expectations of her family and the traditions of her culture. Growing up in the perilous years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist Revolution, Chang Yu-i's life is marked by a series of rebellions: her refusal as a child to let her mother bind her feet, her scandalous divorce, and her rise to Vice President of China's first women's bank in her later years.

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. Written in pitch-perfect prose and alive with detail, Bound Feet and Western Dress is the story of independent women struggling to emerge from centuries of customs and duty.
Additional Book Details
2Frog Index 13950
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Specifications
Cover Price $14.95
Nr of Pages 288
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