Emperor Li Yu is recognized for the implementation of footbinding as a beautification standard. Emperor Li Yu was inspired by his favorite courtesan Yao-niang. The delicateness of dancing on her toes seduced Emperor Li Yu. Entrance...
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...es, and souls. “The tyrannical power of the Confucian system of ideas” inherently excused the sexual and social injustices women would face. Unfortunately it is through these injustices that femininity would be defined.
Social injustices within Chinese society would define women …. Confucianism established the base as to how women would be revered and treated. Chinese society was based on male dominance and female subordination. This patriarchy and gender stratification defined womanhood and feminism. Women would adhere to mutilation and depravity to achieve beauty and the potential of social mobility within their designated classes. Women in early China are often depicted as being weak, powerless, and subordinate.
The manifestation of footbinding became a societal norm and standards for beauty. Normalizing footbinding as a customary in society
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