Bound Feet And Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chan

Bound Feet And Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chan
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 5.41 MB
Overview: "In China, a woman is nothing."

Thus begins the saga of a woman born at the turn of the century to a well-to-do, highly respected Chinese family, a woman who continually defied the expectations of her family and the traditions of her culture. Growing up in the perilous years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist Revolution, Chang Yu-i’s life is marked by a series of rebellions: her refusal as a child to let her mother bind her feet, her scandalous divorce, and her rise to Vice President of China’s first women’s bank in her later years.

In the alternating voices of two generations, this dual memoir brings together a deeply textured portrait of a woman’s life in China with the very American story of Yu-i’s brilliant and assimilated grandniece, struggling with her own search for identity and belonging. Written in pitch-perfect prose and alive with detail, Bound Feet and Western Dress is the story of independent women struggling to emerge from centuries of customs and duty.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > History > China

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Bound by Hand by Erica Ekrem

Certain by Hand: Over 20 Superbly Handcrafted Journals by Erica Ekrem
Necessities: .ePUB reader, 15 MB
Overview: Create a beautiful handmade journal that is fully yours, from the quilt to the final phrase, with this how-to from a gifted bookbinding writer.

Following the profitable Certain comes this beautiful assortment of journals from designer and artist Erica Ekrem. Ekrem demonstrates how one can craft 21 pretty Previous-World-style journals, some utilizing repurposed supplies and located objects, and gives directions for making equipment like tassels and including ornamental inking, stamping, and stitching. Every journal is designed for a particular goal or passion, and contains inspiring journaling prompts. Create a waterproof guide certain between two river stones, a refillable booklet good for a prolific author, and a nature journal with a strap to throw over your shoulder.
Style: Non-Fiction > Normal

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