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Bound Feet Western Dress Read Ç 104 á In China a woman is nothing Thus begins the saga of a Chang Yuyi a woman born into a well to do highly respected Chinese family Growing up in the perilous years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist Revolution Chang Yuyi's life is marked by a series of rebellions that will make her one of thAng struggling with her own search for identity and belongingWritten in vivid detail and pitch perfect prose Bound Feet and Western Dress shows us independent women struggling to emerge from centuries of customs and duty and reveals the power of storytelling itself as great aunt Yuyi confides her innermost dreams and demons to the author in this critically acclaimed literary deb. Read a uarter of this book for 9 days and finished it all off in 3 hours I only paused for 5 minutes or so for tissues and hot tea How can I not love this memoir As a wife as a woman I wish I could depict Chang Yu I as a life mentor And how true her take on love is What is love if it has no sense of responsibility

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Mother bind her feet her scandalous divorce as a young woman from the famous poet Hsu Chimo and finally her rise to Vice President of China's first women's bank in her later yearsIn the alternating voices of two generations this dual memoir brings together the textured portrait of Yuyi's life in China and the story of her brilliant and assimilated greatniece Pang Mei Natasha Ch. Listened to the audio version of this book Was great to hear the author's voice even though the production uality wasn't all that greatI have been a fan of Xu Zhimo ever since I read his most famous poem Saying Good bye to Cambridge Again It's a beautiful poem and even beautiful in Chinese My favorite stanza Very uietly I take my leaveAs uietly as I came here;Gently I flick my sleevesNot even a wisp of cloud will I bring awayHis poetry is so enchanting beautiful fluidWell you can imagine that I was surprised to find out that he's actually kind of a jerk and an irresponsible father This book is about the first wife of the famous Xu Zhimo as told by her grand niece Natasha Chang It followed Zhang YouYi's hardships and how she dealt with betrayal loss and the ever changing time period that she lived in I love reading accounts of Chinese family history Other books like Factory Girls by Leslie Chang and Falling Leaves Adeline Yeh Mah are other great examples where you can learn interesting Chinese family stories The narrative of Zhang YouYi is very well crafted and her grand niece does an excellent job in putting her own reflections without taking away from the main objective of the story There was just enough of her voice but not too much to distract She's a good story tellerThis is a good read for those who are interested in the history and development of modern China and the thought process of those living in that periodThe amazing thing about family histories are that they follow one story and so you learn about history through a very focused lens enough to interest a variety of readers Stories are the most powerful tools of retelling historyIf you have any other recommendations of Chinese family histories you would like to share with me please leave a comment below I'm planning on reading On Gold Mountain by Lisa See soon

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Bound Feet Western DressIn China a woman is nothing Thus begins the saga of a Chang Yuyi a woman born into a well to do highly respected Chinese family Growing up in the perilous years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist Revolution Chang Yuyi's life is marked by a series of rebellions that will make her one of the most famous women in Chinese history her refusal as a child to let her. I was expecting Memoirs of a Joy Luck Good Earth I was pleasantly disappointed