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Bound Feet and Western Dress: A Memoir

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Facinating

    I liked the story, it reminded me of "The Joy Luck Club". It was a bit hard keeping the characters straight though, as the author used the characters multiple names throughout the story. The history was facinating

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2000

    Bound Feet and Western Feet

    The story lets us follow Yu-i on her struggle against a Communist China, about to be modernized. Yu-i is the first generation in her family to have unbound feet, and this, she says, means that she have to become modern. When she is married to her Husband, Hsu Chih-mo, her life will change tremendously. She will have to adapt to him, his way of livin, and his family. This means the end of her freedom, as there is many rules for brides in China at that time. The story is good, but sometimes hard to follow, and not always easy to know who is who, as I am not Chinese, and I do not know the differences between Seventh Brother and Second Brother, and also many other chinese words she uses sometimes.Overall, it is a good book, so if you are interested in China and chinese history, you should absolutely read it.

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    Posted July 21, 2009

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