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Splendid Slippers A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0898159571
ISBN-13: 9780898159578
Sku: 30234833
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10.25H x 10.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  192
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For a thousand years, Chinese mothers tightly bound the feet of their daughters and encased them in tiny, exquisitely embroidered slippers. How and why did this torturous tradition evolve and continue into the 20th century? Beverley Jackson's vast collection of photographs and a prized collection of "splendid slippers" create a uniquely poignant and evocative portrait of Chinese culture. Full color throughout.
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Explores the origins and history of the Chinese practice of binding the feet of young girls, discussing the social, aesthetic, and cultural reasons for the practice


San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"'Splendid Slippers' does not serve to judge nor fetishize foot binding anew but succeeds rather in opening a window, however painful, however beautiful, to the past." - May-Lee Chai 04/12/1998

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Ten Speed Press
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