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Bound feet & Western dress

Author: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As a first-generation Chinese-American dutifully majoring in Chinese studies, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang stumbled across the name of her great-aunt Chang Yu-i in a history book. To Pang-Mei's astonishment, her eighty-three-year-old aunt, best known in the family for her retiring ways and masculine manner, had once been married to Hsu Chih-mo, China's preeminent modern poet, had run the Shanghai Women's Savings Bank
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha, 1965-
Bound feet & Western dress.
New York : Doubleday, 1996
(OCoLC)651985886
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
ISBN: 0385479638 9780385479639
OCLC Number: 33819486
Description: xx, 215 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chronology of events --
A woman is nothing --
Lotus petals --
Fortune, rank, longevity, happiness --
Beautiful country, bright nation --
A girl's education --
Plum blossom in snow --
Neither three nor four --
According to your wishes --
Bound feet and Western dress --
A better wife --
O poet! --
Sentimental journey --
A person's title --
The end of my story.
Other Titles: Bound feet and Western dress
Responsibility: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.
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As a first-generation Chinese-American dutifully majoring in Chinese studies, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang stumbled across the name of her great-aunt Chang Yu-i in a history book. To Pang-Mei's astonishment, her eighty-three-year-old aunt, best known in the family for her retiring ways and masculine manner, had once been married to Hsu Chih-mo, China's preeminent modern poet, had run the Shanghai Women's Savings Bank during the 1930s, and had suffered the anguish of enduring what is considered China's first Western-style divorce. Could this same woman, whom Pang-Mei regarded as part respected elder and part unsophisticated immigrant, be the same romantic heroine from her textbooks? Over the next few years, Pang-Mei spent long afternoons with Yu-i drawing forth her story - an unforgettable saga of a woman, born in Shanghai at the turn of the century to a highly respected, well-to-do family, who continually defied the expectations of her class and culture.

"In China, a woman is nothing," began Yu-i over tea and dumplings. "This is the first lesson I want to give so that you will understand." Growing up in the perilous years between the fall of the last Emperor and the Communist Revolution, Yu-i led a life marked by a series of rebellions that changed the course of her life, including the first and most lasting: her refusal to have her feet bound. And through Yu-i's stories, Pang-Mei comes to understand something of her own ambivalences regarding her Chinese heritage and the ever-present tug between familial duty and individual desire.

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