Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Symbols

While phrases about birds (such as the consistent refrain about a mated pair of Mandarin ducks) are very common to the language of nu shu, the manner in which Snow Flower uses the language…

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Over the years of Lily and Snow Flower's laotong relationship, the two pass notes back and forth to each other and record major life events in ink drawings and nu shu on a single…

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In the time and place of the novel, unless a girl was very poor and destined to be a servant (like Yonggang), she would have her feet bound starting at six years old. The…

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