Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Chinese foot binding

  • Restraint: A foot-binding story

    Daniel WongPalo Alto, California, United States My grandmother is with me. She sits perched on the edge of the bed, where I’m lying with my feet propped up by pillows. My feet hurt from running. I’ve asked her to tell me another story, and for a moment she looks back down at her Chinese newspaper.…