The Binding Chair, or, A Visit From the Foot Emancipation Society

By Kathryn Harrison

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"Set in alluring Shanghai at the turn of the century,The Binding Chairintertwines the destinies of a Chinese woman determined to forget her past and a Western girl focused on the promises of the future. Beautiful, charismatic, destructive, May escapes an arranged marriage in rural nineteenth-century China for life in a Shanghai brothel, where she meets Arthur, an Australian ... a member of the Foot Emancipation Society..."
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