Women of the Silk Setting & Symbolism

Gail Tsukiyama
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Farm

Pei and her sister, Li, were raised on a farm with their parents. The farm consisted of mulberry bushes and fish ponds. The mulberry leaves and fish were sold for profit.

Village

The village was a source of excitement for Pei during her childhood. Trips to the village were infrequent and it was a special occasion when either of the girls was allowed to go. Their father, Pao, went there regularly to sell what he harvested from the farm. The fortune teller who foresaw Pei and Li's futures was consulted in the village.

Yung Kee

Yung Kee was the city to which Pei relocated when she joined the silk trade.

Yung Kee Silk Factory

Pei's place of employment. It was also the site of the fire that killed Lin.

Girls' House

The girls' house was operated by Auntie Yee. It was a safe place for girls working...

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