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- DescriptionFootbinding originated in the dance culture of China's medieval court and spread to gentry families, brothels, maid's quarters, and peasant households. Neither condemning nor defending foot-binding, this work debunks many myths and misconceptions about its origins, development, and its eventual end.
- Author BiographyDorothy Ko is Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet (California, 2001) and Teachers of the Inner Chambers: Women and Culture in Seventeenth-Century China (1994). She is coeditor of Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japan (California, 2003).
- Author(s)Dorothy Ko
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication07/10/2005
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note53 b/w photographs, 1 map, 1 table
- Weight476 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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