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The Resource Bound feet & Western dress, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

Bound feet & Western dress, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang

Label
Bound feet & Western dress
Title
Bound feet & Western dress
Statement of responsibility
Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
Title variation
Bound feet and Western dress
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • As a first-generation Chinese-American dutifully majoring in Chinese studies, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang stumbled across the name of her great-aunt Chang Yu-i in a history book. To Pang-Mei's astonishment, her eighty-three-year-old aunt, best known in the family for her retiring ways and masculine manner, had once been married to Hsu Chih-mo, China's preeminent modern poet, had run the Shanghai Women's Savings Bank during the 1930s, and had suffered the anguish of enduring what is considered China's first Western-style divorce. Could this same woman, whom Pang-Mei regarded as part respected elder and part unsophisticated immigrant, be the same romantic heroine from her textbooks? Over the next few years, Pang-Mei spent long afternoons with Yu-i drawing forth her story - an unforgettable saga of a woman, born in Shanghai at the turn of the century to a highly respected, well-to-do family, who continually defied the expectations of her class and culture
  • "In China, a woman is nothing," began Yu-i over tea and dumplings. "This is the first lesson I want to give so that you will understand." 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, including the first and most lasting: her refusal to have her feet bound. And through Yu-i's stories, Pang-Mei comes to understand something of her own ambivalences regarding her Chinese heritage and the ever-present tug between familial duty and individual desire
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha
Dewey number
305.42/0951
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1767
LC item number
.C434 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Feminists
  • Chinese Americans
  • China
Label
Bound feet & Western dress, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of events -- A woman is nothing -- Lotus petals -- Fortune, rank, longevity, happiness -- Beautiful country, bright nation -- A girl's education -- Plum blossom in snow -- Neither three nor four -- According to your wishes -- Bound feet and Western dress -- A better wife -- O poet! -- Sentimental journey -- A person's title -- The end of my story
Control code
33819486
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 215 pages
Isbn
9780385479639
Lccn
95049479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33819486
Label
Bound feet & Western dress, Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of events -- A woman is nothing -- Lotus petals -- Fortune, rank, longevity, happiness -- Beautiful country, bright nation -- A girl's education -- Plum blossom in snow -- Neither three nor four -- According to your wishes -- Bound feet and Western dress -- A better wife -- O poet! -- Sentimental journey -- A person's title -- The end of my story
Control code
33819486
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 215 pages
Isbn
9780385479639
Lccn
95049479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33819486

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