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Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
Ailin wants to get married. She wants to have the perfect husband, the perfect house, the perfect life. While her grandmother discusses her betrothal to Hanwei, a boy of 7, Ailin runs around barefoot, pestering everyone. She hasn't had her feet bound yet. At dinner, there is talk of change in China. Hanwei is being sent to a public school, cloth is being made by machines, and women are wearing skirts, a foreign fashion. That night, Second Sister shows A...