A small foot in China was no different to a tiny waist in Victorian England, representing the height of female refinement.

The History of Foot Binding in China

Imagine massaging your 3-year-old daughter’s feet, then you grab her little toes and curl them under her foot, then you press with excessive force downward and squeeze them into the sole of the foot until her toes break. There is…

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China’s Most Beautiful Town, Ancient Fenghuang

Ancient Fenghuang is an exceptionally well-preserved town and sits on the western border of Hunan Province. It is in an area with exceptional natural beauty where mountains, water, and blue…

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The History of Foot Binding in China

Imagine massaging your 3-year-old daughter’s feet, then you grab her little toes and curl them under her foot, then you press with excessive force downward and squeeze them into the…

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Ancient Chinese Art of Jade Carving

Once, the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo was asked how he overcame the difficulty of carving his masterpiece — David. Michelangelo replied:

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Flutist Wins the Hearts of Her Audience

During my recent trip to Chicago, I attended a special noonday concert sponsored by the Musician’s Club of Women at the Fourth Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Hurricane Irma Reaches Florida

The eye of Hurricane Irma has reached Florida’s southern islands and is now a category four storm, according to forecasters. The storm is expected to head toward the Keys with…

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Bryce Canyon, Utah: A Forest of Stone

Odd shaped pillars of rock, as far as the eye can see. A beautiful landscape canvas in Utah, painted by the forces of erosion. Bryce Canyon National Park is the…