Sunday, April 3, 2011

Exhibition: Her History in Taiwan

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) It may be hard to imagine today, but 100 years ago in Taiwan, more than half the local women had their feet bound and were kept at home, and some were sold as commodities.

A reminder of those hardships can now be seen at an exhibition at Academia Sinica in Taipei that offers a unique look into the lives of Taiwanese women and the evolution of their roles in society up to 1950 -- from a female point of view.

Titled "Her History in Taiwan, " the exhibition shows how women lived, struggled and transformed their lives through a collection of marriage papers, contracts, photographs, diaries, and personal items selected from the digital archives of Academia Sinica's Institute of Taiwan History, the exhibition's organizer.

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