china, chinese history, corsets, foot binding

Foot Binding and Health Consequences

Foot binding was an ancient Chinese custom where women used to wrap their feet with the aim of modifying the shape of their feet. The tradition started off in the 10th century and existed well into the early 20th century. Women who had their feet bound ended up suffering numerous health complications, which many of them willingly ...

Emma Lu

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