Bound Feet & Western Dress

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Bantam, 1997 - China - 215 pages
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. Chang tells her great aunt's story, the saga of a woman born in Shanghai at the turn of the century.

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This memoir deals with the life of a prominent Chinese woman who emigrated to the United States in the early 20th Century after having been the first woman to be subject to a "modern divorce." As told ... Read full review


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Chang, a lawyer and first-generation Chinese-American, tells the story of her great-aunt's long, often hard, remarkable life. Chang Yu-i was born in 1900 to a large and affluent family. As she grows ... Read full review

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