Lisa See sees through veil of family heritage to dark side of China's past
Illustrating the dominating role of men in Chinese culture, Lisa See introduced her new bestselling novel, Peony In Love (Random House; June, 2007) to a rapt audience of booksellers at BookExpo America 2007 with stories of her Chinese grandfather who brought polygamy and crotchless women's underwear to America at the turn of the last century. See developed the background for her novel with a description of women's history and issues, such as foot-binding, education, and subservience in China at a time when Western Civilization was experiencing the Renaissance and new individual freedoms. See then described the characters, themes, and plot of Peony In Love and closed with an impassioned hope that the novel would serve to enlighten oppressed people--especially women, but also men--around the world.
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