Cinderella's Lessons on Footbinding: How Tiny Feet Found their Way into the Chinese Cinderella Story

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Tyler Scott Smith;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Flinders Humanities Research Centre
  • Journal: Transnational Literature (issn: 1836-4845)
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  • Subject: Transnational Literature | Articles | Cinderella | Chinese footbinding | Folklore | Yeh-Shen | Language and Literature | P | Literature (General) | PN1-6790

The story of Cinderella has had many variants, some dating back to ancient Tibetan trade routes and dynastic China. When the tale is analysed in comparison to other variants it is found that in the Chinese version Yeh-Shen (Cinderella) is prized for the small size of he... View more
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