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The Resource The three-inch golden lotus, Feng Jicai ; translated from the Chinese by David Wakefield ; general editor, Howard Goldblatt

The three-inch golden lotus, Feng Jicai ; translated from the Chinese by David Wakefield ; general editor, Howard Goldblatt

Label
The three-inch golden lotus
Title
The three-inch golden lotus
Statement of responsibility
Feng Jicai ; translated from the Chinese by David Wakefield ; general editor, Howard Goldblatt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"This beguiling story is woven around the life of Fragrant Lotus, who has her feet bound in the supreme Golden Lotus style when she is six years old. Her beautiful feet allow her to marry into a wealthy family, and with steady determination she jockeys her way to head of the household, strategizing through the intricate politics of foot-binding competitions and the turbulent times of the anti-foot-binding movement at the turn of the century." "Events in Fragrant Lotus' life twist and unfold in a series of witty and often wicked ironies, obliterating easy distinctions between kindness and cruelty, the transcendent and the mundane, history and fable, forgery and authentic work. The novel's waggish narrator exists in the tension between judgment and description, wryly deflating his reader's certainties along the way." "Feng's engaging storytelling technique effectively undercuts the broad simplifications with which we inevitably approach his novel. The act of foot binding is horrific, but it is also an act of love; the bound foot is a symbol of entrapment and oppression, but it is also an emblem of exquisite beauty and refinement. Written in 1985, The Three-Inch Golden Lotus is a deeply affecting, thoroughly enjoyable literary revelation."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feng, Chi-tsài
Dewey number
895.1/35
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2857.E516
LC item number
S2613 1994eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wakefield, David
  • Goldblatt, Howard
Series statement
Fiction from modern China
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Footbinding
  • China
  • Footbinding
  • China
Label
The three-inch golden lotus, Feng Jicai ; translated from the Chinese by David Wakefield ; general editor, Howard Goldblatt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44955241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585250052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955241
Label
The three-inch golden lotus, Feng Jicai ; translated from the Chinese by David Wakefield ; general editor, Howard Goldblatt
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44955241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585250052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955241

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