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The last of the women with bound feet: 102-year-old whose toes were be

Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

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Xi Wangmu, literally Queen Mother of the West's official Taoist title is Yaochi Jinmu (瑤池金母), or the Golden Mother of the Shining Lake. T'ang dynasty biographers name her: The Primordial Ruler, Metal (Gold) Mother; Metal (Gold) Mother of Tortoise Mountain, She of the Nine Numina and the Grand Marvel; and the Perfected Marvel of the Western Florescence and the Ultimate Worthy of the Grotto Yin. Wow!

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