Splendid slippers : a thousand years of an erotic tradition

by Beverley Jackson

Paper Book, 1997

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Available

Publication

Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, 1997.

Description

Explores in-depth the torturous tradition of footbinding that began in China a thousand years ago. Colour photos.

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LibraryThing member MarthaHuntley
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.

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