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Chinese footbinding: A millenium of mutilation

Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   A high caste woman with her feet unwrapped. From Women Of All Nations (London & New York: Underwood & Underwood, 1911), 532. Via Wikimedia. Public domain. “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 […]

Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann and Der Struwwelpeter

Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Heinrich Hoffmann: The Struwwelpeter; Frankfurt am Main: Literary Institute Rütten & Loening, 1917 (400th edition); Copy of the Braunschweig University Library Call number: 2007-0968. Via Wikimedia. “Give me a child and I’ll shape him into anything.” — B.F. Skinner   Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) was a general practitioner in Frankfurt. […]