Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco
By Judy Yung. This engrossing study of Chinese American women during the first half of the twentieth century is set in San Francisco, which had the largest population of Chinese in the United States.
Yung uses sources such as oral history interviews, previously unknown autobiographies, both English- and Chinese-language newspapers, government census records, and exceptional photographs from public archives and private collections to make this a richly human document as well as an illuminating treatise on race, gender, and class dynamics.
Paper: 395 pp.