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Foot Binding in Chinese History

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Please allow some of my notes to guide your essay and research. Once you write your ideas, please send to me for feedback and editing:

A. As you brainstorm some possible topics, you might want to explore the topic of Foot Binding in China during the Twelfth Century as a possibility.

b. Thesis: As you develop your thesis statement, one idea is:

Chinese Foot Binding in Twelfth Century China was a dangerous, degrading practice for the sake of beauty that hurt women physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

c. As you create your Annotated Bibliography, please allow these sources to guide you:

1. Title: "Chinese foot binding."

Author: Berg, EE

Source: Orthopaedic Nursing, 1995 Sep-Oct; 14(5): 66-8

This journal uncovers the process of Chinese foot binding in terms of its physical problems. It was "initiated in childhood while the foot was cartilaginous and moldable. Culturally, the practice attempted to shape the foot into a pointed lotus flower. The resultant cavus foot deformity was dysfunctional and crippling. This curious custom, outlawed by the Communist party, is ironically analogous in some ways to high-heel shoe wear."

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