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Bound by Convention

I am fascinated by books that transport me to an era and culture different from my own. If that culture happens to be Chinese, my reading pleasure is twofold. 1,274 more words

A Dead Cat, Cigarette Ghost and Other Stories

One of the delights living in China long before the Lord of Wealth visited the world’s largest communist nation, and Chinese billionaires spread their wings throughout the world buying up your backyard and your grandmother, was the interesting array of people who found their way into the middle of China. 4,845 more words

Doings In The 'Du

Footbinding: Letter to my daughter

~Allow me to break your feet. I promise You will be beautiful~

Universally, women have been familiar with “taboos, constraints, and exclusionary” practices. Her body, her sexuality and her reproductive role as a mother in society has commonly been at the… 2,429 more words


Beyond Bound Feet–Why the Madama Butterfly Story

Yang-May Ooi, writer/ performer of Bound Feet Blues and playwright of the new play Butterfly in Blue Jeans, writes about why she wants to re-tell the… 595 more words