Essays Tagged: "Foot binding"

The Role of Chinese Women : The Good Earth by Pearl Buck

nes and, therefore, it is acceptable to do so (Buck 204).Another practice that mistreated women was foot-binding. Foot-binding was the act of wrapping three- to five-year old girls feet with binding a ... ar old girls feet with binding as to bend the toes under, break the bones and force the back of the foot together. It's purpose was to produce a tiny foot, which was three inches long and thought to b ...

(5 pages) 132 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Comparing and Contrasting the Role of Women in China, Japan, and the Mongol Empire During the Postclassical Period

the idea that women should be treated similarly to property, an idea shown through the practice of foot-binding. Women whose feet were bound were greatly limited in mobility and could not travel far ... omen in other societies--particularly China--did not. Mongol women refused to adopt the practice of foot-binding, which so limited the activities of the Chinese women who were subjected to it. They he ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Creative composition of 19century world, individual and society naraative set in china

ar what she liked? It wasn't like she was wearing men's trousers.As her sobbing subsided, she heard footsteps outside, then a quick exchange of incoherent phrases. There seemed to be a reluctant murmu ...

(6 pages) 20 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

How Does Behavior in Traditional Chinese Society Reflect Traditional Beliefs?

as equals to their male counter parts. This is shown throughout Chinese history by actions such as foot binding, the family roles of a women, and females not being able to carry out the ancestral rit ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Chinese Footbinding: A Beautiful And Brutal Custom

CHINESE FOOTBINDING: A BEAUTIFUL AND BRUTAL CUSTOM The Chinese custom of foot binding was a brutal and painf ... ple custom designed to improve on a woman's beauty even the origins of the myths concerning Chinese foot binding are nearly impossible to locate and lend little insight into the thoughts of a culture ... e that could fabricate such a standard of grace and beauty. The erotic fascination with the Chinese foot led many to loose their toes and several to loose their lives. As we take a detailed look into ...

(7 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Foot Binding

he most attractive part of a woman. Many people do not realize the importance or the reasons behind foot binding, but then again many people do not realize the important behind cultures they are not i ... bind anything else. They used a long cotton strip of white cloth that was tied tightly around each foot in a figure eight pattern. In addition, the mother of the girl would have already made a pair o ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Women's Liberation Movement

ent organizations were founded at different times. In China certain social groups started with anti foot binding for girls and set up the first girls school in Shanghai.The main aims of women were to ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Change in Women's Rights between 1750 CE and 1914 CE.

develop its own strand of industrialization. Before industrialization, the humiliating practice of foot binding was very popular. Girls were often victims of infanticide, as boys could grow up to bec ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Informal Institutions

e that the African and Chinese women purpertrated in the practices of Female Gential Mutualtion and Foot Binding because under the Battle of the Sexes Theory through the Informal Institutions of their ... ice.Similar to the FGM subjected upon the women in parts of Africa was the century long practice of foot binding in China. This custom of binding the feet of young girls painfully tight to prevent fur ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Chinese Footbinding

CHINESE FOOTBINDINGThe mother in the story knew that footbinding was painful, having experienced it herself, ... lf, but she would subject her daughter to do it mainly because of acceptance. She knew that without footbinding, her daughter is most likely to be rejected, and might not even marry. Footbinding makes ... inding makes the feet look smaller, and to men, this dainty-like appearance is somewhat attractive. Footbinding also was also first practice by the upper class society, and in China, with it being a m ...

(2 pages) 3 0 0.0 Feb/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies