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Splendid slippers : a thousand years of an erotic tradition
AuthorJackson, Beverley, 1928-
Pub. LocationBerkeleyPublisherTen Speed Press
Date1997Phys. Desc.viii, 183 p. : color ill. ; 26 cm.
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberGT498.F66 J37 1997
Splendid slippers : a thousand years of an erotic tradition / Beverley Jackson.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-180) and index.

"This volume is an extraordinary exploration of footbinding that encompasses Chinese art and mythology, social and political history, and truly exotic eroticism. The author's vast collection of historical and contemporary photographs, plus 40 full-color "portraits" of her most prized slippers, creates a uniquely poignant and evocative panorama."--Publishers note.

The treasure was her tiny feet. -- The three-inch golden lily. -- Splendid slippers for lotus feet. -- Gilding the lily. -- Spinning cloud silk for the gods. -- A night at the opera. -- Sex and the bound-footed girl. -- Sacrifice at the altar of beauty. -- The end of an era. -- One door closes, another door opens.

Foot--Social aspects--China
Women--China--Social conditions
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)--China--History
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute Library [ASCC]Rec. #18707
ISBN0898159571 ; 9780898159578LCCN97022585OCLC37187418