Foot Binding

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A custom practised on young girls and women for about 1,000 years in China, ending in the early 20th century, which resulted in lifelong disabilities for most of its victims
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In stark contrast, Chang's biography shows Cixi as a thoughtful, decisive leader who pushed China into the modern world, abolished the cruel practise of feet-binding, and opened relations with the West.
And, although his report includes long descriptions of Chinese cities and aspects of life there, he "fails to remark upon the cultivation of the Yangtse delta area" and ignores the Great Wall and the practice of feet-binding.
As a concept, the veil exists somewhere below feet-binding and a few notches