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Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture
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Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture

This rich collection of writings–many translated especially for this volume and some available in English for the first time–provides a journey through the history of Chinese culture, tracing the Chinese understanding of women as elucidated in writings spanning more than two thousand years.

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Chinese advertising posters
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36 beautiful Chinese advertising posters of the 30s

Before the advent of the Communist regime in 1949, China, and especially Shanghai began to experience some forms of advertising borrowed from the West.

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anti-Japanese demonstrations
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Chinese Women of America anti-Japanese demonstrations in New York in 1938: 15 beautiful pictures

A fundraiser parade of Chinese beauty activists organized by overseas Chinese  in order to fund anti Japanese activities in Wuhan.

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Woman with bound feet, photograph by John Thomson
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Footbinding in China: 25+ old pictures of lotus feet in China

Foot binding, 缠足, is the antique custom of traditional Chinese society of binding the feet of girls painfully tight to prevent further growth (lotus feet). … Read more