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Aching for beauty : footbinding in China
AuthorWang Ping, 1957-
Pub. LocationMinneapolisPublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
Date2000Phys. Desc.xiv, 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LocationDir. Office GalleryCall NumberGT498.F66 W36 2000
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-257) and index.

Three-inch golden lotuses : achieving beauty through violence -- A brief history of footbinding -- Footbinding and the cult of the exemplary woman -- Edible beauty : food and foot fetishes in China -- Silken slippers : footbinding in Chinese erotica -- Binding, weaving, chatting : female bonding and writing -- From golden lotus to Prime Minister : a woman's tale living from mouth to mouth -- The fabric of masquerade.

Subject(s)Footbinding--China--History
Women--China--Social conditions
Beauty, Personal--China--History
Body image in women--China--History
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #12293
ISBN0816636052LCCN00-9522OCLC44083906