Examination over Bound Feet
and Western Dress
Use complete sentences to answer each question and provide specific examples to support your points.
Objective Short Answer: 50%
1) How did China lose its cultural heritage when faced with Western influence?
2) Why does Yu-i think of herself as bu san bu si (neither three nor four)?
3) How do the lessons of filial piety influence the manner in which Yu-i governs her life?
4) Why is woman in China considered 'nothing'?
5) What are the reasons that Hsu Chih-mo gives for his divorce from Yu-i?
6) Why does Yu-i decide to remain in Europe after the separation and divorce from Hsu Chih-mo?
7) Why does Yu-i decide not to have the abortion in spite of her husband's wishes?
8) What characterizes Lu Xiaoman's relationship with her in-laws? Why is this remarkable?
9) Why does Yu-i continue supporting Lu Xiaoman even after Lao Ye's death?
10) What characterizes Natasha's identity crisis?
Subject Essay: 50% Answer two of the following three questions in essay format.
1) What is Hsu Chih-mo's relationship to the West? How does he reconcile this relationship with his Chinese heritage?
2) How does Natasha come to identify with Yu-i? What is the main difference in their crises of identity and how do each of them come to a reconciliation with their heritage and their place in society?
3) With whom do you have more sympathy, Yu-i or Hsu Chih-mo? Give solid reasons to back up your answer and state clearly not only why you sympathize with one, but why you don't sympathize with the other.
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