The Chinese Lady

Northwest Portland
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When
Oct. 20–Nov. 14, 2021
Days vary, Times vary
Cost: Ticket Prices Vary See Website for Details
Where
128 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

The Chinese Lady tells the story of fourteen-year-old Afong Moy as she’s brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.” For the next half-century, she performs for curious white people, showing them how she eats, what she wears, and the highlight of the event: how she walks with bound feet. As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity.