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  • Cinderella's Sistersby Dorothy Ko

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 30.95

    The history of footbinding is full of contradictions and unexpected turns. The practice originated in the dance culture of China's medieval court and spread to gentry families, brothels, maid's quarters, and peasant households. Conventional views of footbinding as patriarchal oppression often neglect its complex history and the incentives of the women... more...

  • The Birth of Chinese Feminismby Lydia H. Liu; Rebecca E. Karl; Dorothy Ko

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    He-Yin Zhen (18861920) was a female theorist who played a central role in the birth of Chinese feminism. Editor of a prominent feminist-anarchist journal in the early twentieth century and exponent of a particularly incisive analysis of China and the world. Unlike her contemporaries, He-Yin Zhen was concerned less with China?s fate as a nation and... more...

  • Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea, and Japanby Dorothy Ko; JaHyun Kim Haboush; Joan Piggott

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 34.95

    Representing an unprecedented collaboration among international scholars from Asia, Europe, and the United States, this volume rewrites the history of East Asia by rethinking the contentious relationship between Confucianism and women. The authors discuss the absence of women in the Confucian canonical tradition and examine the presence of women in... more...

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