Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Chinese History

  • Chinese footbinding: A millennium of mutilation

    Howard FischerUppsala, Sweden “Foot binding is the most incendiary and least controversial subject in modern Chinese history.”1– Dorothy Ko, professor of History and Women’s Studies, Barnard College Foot binding was practiced in China from the tenth century through most of the twentieth century. It involved breaking the bones and tightly binding the feet of young…