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
“... Culture (2004), suggesting that a ‘narcophobic’ modern state had created a largely spurious panic about the evil effects of the drug. Prostitution, too, has been subject to revisionist attention. GailHershatter, one of the most prominent historians of China in the American academy, suggested in Dangerous Pleasures (1997), that, while prostitution was exploitative in general terms, running a ...”