Bound feet and western dress

Bound feet and western dress

There was just enough of her voice but not too much to distract. Around Yu-i's first-person story Chang writes of her own struggle to assimilate into suburban America and succeed as both a regular American girl and a dutiful Chinese daughter.

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We don't want it to come as a surprise, because it WILL come There was a problem adding your email address. She lived Very enjoyable biography of the author's aunt, with just enough personal story from the author to make this a personal family story rather than a remote biography.

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And in the process of encouraging Yu-i to remember her story, gently urging forth details from her life, both women changed. Thank you! Pang-Mei began asking Yu-i questions and listening to her answers in earnest. To be believable, this world must contain details that snag a reader's attention. Standing, Third Sister and two sisters-in-law. She lived in interesting times and thus her small story becomes a window into the turning point where China began to incorporate Western ideas. On the one hand, Chang Yu-i cannot and does not want to abandon her sense of filial loyalty and responsibility for family, however complicated. They are bound together: two women from different eras who have struggled to come to terms with the traditional and modern values before them, with the choices and responsibilities they've been given, with the love and trust they feel for each other and their family. However, these parts of the book pale beside Yu-i's fascinating life and her plainspoken wisdom.

And in the process of encouraging Yu-i to remember her story, gently urging forth details from her life, both women changed. Zeebra Books 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 identity.

By book's end, the echo of recognition that welled during Yu-i and Pang-Mei's first brief meeting resounds more deeply. Shelves: nonfictionbiography-memoirpassportreadrwssummer Very enjoyable biography of the author's aunt, with just enough personal story from the author to make this a personal family story rather than a remote biography.

Married at 15 to a scholar and later renowned poet Hsu Chih-moa mother at 18, Yu-i is a docile wife and daughter-in-law who obeys the customs of filial devotion dutifully. After the tragic early death of her second son, Yu-i returns to China and combines her traditional background and Western knowledge to become a successful businesswoman and bank vice president.

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Bound Feet & Western Dress