An extra bonus, this book also acts as a brief survey of early twentieth-century chinese historythe english title of bound feet and western dress suggests the struggles of westernization versus traditionalism faced by the two chang women, but the chinese title, yu-i and chih-mo, implies a more embedded reading.
Bound feet & western dress is a nonfiction book telling the stories of pang-mei natasha chang, a young first generation chinese american woman, and her great-aunt chang yu-i who was born in china in 1900.
Chang, a lawyer and first-generation chinese-american, tells the story of her great-aunt's long, often hard, remarkable life chang yu-i was born in 1900 to a large and affluent family. In this exquisite memoir, chang yu-i, the daughter of a distinguished chinese family, recreates her life for her american-born grandniece, pang-mei, a harvard student who is conflicted about her ident. Chang, a lawyer and first-generation chinese-american, tells the story of her great-aunt's long, often hard, remarkable life.
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