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It continues on to tell the story of her life from birth, childhood, marriage, and old age. During her lifetime, Lily lives through the reigns of four emperors of the Qing dynasty : Daoguang — ; Xianfeng — ; Tongzhi — ; and Guangxu — The University of Southern California China historian Charlotte Furth wrote that Western readers think of Chinese women simply as victims and focus on such problems as footbinding and arranged marriages, but that Lisa See's historical novels "follow the best feminist scholarship on women in the Ming - Qing period by tackling these stereotypes.

In rural Hunan province, a county in China, Lily and her friend Snow Flower are a laotong pair whose sisterly relationship is far stronger and closer than a husband and wife's. Lily's aunt describes a laotong match this way: "A laotong relationship is made by choice for the purpose of emotional companionship and eternal fidelity. A marriage is not made by choice and has only one purpose—to have sons. The two girls experience the painful process of foot binding at the same time. Foot-binding was the tradition of binding a young daughter's feet by wrapping cloth around their feet tightly and forcing them to walk until their bones broke and were easier to mold and change, then tightening the bindings as time progressed.

The ideal foot called Golden Lotus was 3 Chinese inches about 10 cm or 4 inches in Western measurements in length. To understand this, the book draws the parallel: "Men in China feel about women's feet as men in west do about a woman's legs.

Both friends are born under the sign of the Horse , but they are quite different. Lily is practical, her feet firmly set on the ground, while Snow Flower attempts to fly over the constrictions of women's lives in the 19th century in order to be free.

Their lives differ as well. Although Lily comes from a family of relatively low station, her feet are considered beautiful and play a role in her marriage into the most powerful family in the region. Lily is later known as Lady Lu, the region's most influential woman and a mother to four healthy children three sons and one daughter. Although Snow Flower comes from a formerly prosperous family, she is not so fortunate.

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She marries a butcher , culturally considered the lowest of professions, and has a miserable life filled with children dying and beatings at the hand of her husband. The novel depicts human suffering in many ways: the physical and psychological pain of foot binding; the suffering of women of the time, who were treated as property; the terrible trek up the mountains to escape from the horrors of the Taiping Rebellion ; the painful return down the mountain trail with dead bodies everywhere.

Some estimate that the number of people killed during the rebellion was approximately twenty million. The detailed treatment of the suffering which Lily and Snow Flower experience in their laotong relationship is a major aspect of the book.