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

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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.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780898159578
SKU 30234833
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0898159571
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 10.25L x 0.5T
"'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."
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Editors Note 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
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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