Silky!

To the people of Yung Kee, a group of independent women are an anomaly. Though the girls who work long hours in the silk factory in Gail Tsukiyama’s Women of the Silk are initially sold into labor, they create among themselves a sisterhood that encourages independence in a culture that suppresses it. Tsukiyama’s fictional characters and their perspectives display the attitude of 1920-30s China and its expectations for women of various classes. Though a work of fiction, Women of the Silk is an enlightening work that ties in historical events, such as the rape of Nanking, and fascinating ceremonies of self expressed independence,

such as the hair dressing ceremony. TUnknown-1his work radiates feminism. Girls and women of this book are ahead of their times, and when they cannot rely on their culture, they rely on themselves.

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