Unbound feet : a social history of Chinese women in San Francisco / Judy Yung.
By: Yung, Judy.Material type: TextSeries: ACLS Humanities E-Book.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 395 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780520915350 (electronic bk.); 0520915356 (electronic bk.); 058520053X (electronic bk.); 9780585200538 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Chinese American women -- California -- San Francisco -- History | Women immigrants -- California -- San Francisco -- History | Electronic books | HISTORY -- State & Local -- General | San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Unbound feet.DDC classification: 979.4/61004951 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-387) and index.
Bound feet: Chinese women in the nineteenth century -- Unbound feet: Chinese immigrant women, 1902-1929 -- First steps: the second generation, 1920s -- Long strides: the Great Depression, 1930s -- In step: the war years, 1931-1945.
The crippling custom of footbinding is the thematic touchstone for this engrossing study of Chinese women in San Francisco. Judy Yung, a second-generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco, shows the stages of "unbinding" that occurred in the decades between the turn of the century and the end of the World War II, revealing that these women - rather than being passive victims of oppression - were active agents in the making of their own history.