Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition

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Ten Speed Press, 2000 - Fiction - 183 pages
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.

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User Review  - MarthaHuntley - LibraryThing

This book is fascinating and lovely in its photography, introducing to us Westerners an art born from human custom and pain, that was practiced by millions of women, an accompaniment and almost a counter balance to the barbaric practice of footbinding in China. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

BEVERLEY JACKSON is an esteemed art and cultural historian who specializes in Chinese art and costume. She tours and lectures on Asian art from her home in Santa Barbara, California.

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