Use the following readings to answer the questions below.
Dorothy Ko, Every Step a Lotus Shoes for Bound Feet, (The Bata Shoe Museum, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001, chapter 2, pp. 47-75.
Steele, Valerie, “Art and Nature: Corset Controversies of the Nineteenth Century”, The Corset: A Cultural History, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001, pp.35-65, 178-180.
Journal Questions: How is the practice of foot-binding in China related to how the feminine is defined? How does the corset reflect Victorian England’s views on cultural constructions of the feminine (including notions of class and status)?
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