Rana Mitter: Footbinding and Its Critics, 11 May 2006
Show More Cinderella’s Sisters: A Revisionist History of Footbinding by Dorothy Ko.
California, 332 pp., £18.95, December 2005, 0 520 21884 1Show More
“... for so long that it seems refreshingly iconoclastic. In Cinderella’s Sisters, Dorothy Ko, who teaches Chinese history at Columbia, takes on one of the remaining big taboos: footbinding. ‘Condemnation seems the goal of history,’ Ko writes on the first page, but she seeks ‘an alternative ...”