Author Pang-Mei Natasha Chang chronicles the life of her great-aunt Yu-i in China, between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist revolution with its aftermath. Yu-i's life story is marked by personal rebellions-from her refusal to let her mother bind her feet, to a scandalous divorce from the famous poet Hsu Chimo, to her rise to vice president of China's first woman's bank.
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Pang-Mei Natasha Chang was raised in Connecticut. She received her B.A. in Chinese Studies from Harvard and a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law. She practiced law in New York City before moving to Moscow, where she currently resides with her husband. Bound Feet and Western Dress is her first book.