Watch the full movie online. View production, box office, & company info. In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. These last years I have copied down many autobiographies for women who never learned nu shu. Illiterate and isolated, they were not expected to think, be creative, or have emotions. snow flower taught about the women's classic and educate, lily teaches about farmer things, having water, making pig feed. 2.5 / 5 stars 47% 22%. A story set in nineteenth-century China and focusing on the life-long friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid social norms imposed on women. 11 of 12 people found this review helpful. See’s novel contains all the elements —joy, knowledge, betrayal, erotica — that give female friends a power over each other that husbands cannot match.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Exquisitely poetic and thought-provoking.” — New Orleans Times-Picayune, “You can relish See’s extraordinary fourth novel as a meticulously researched account of women’s lives in 19th-century China, where it is ‘better to have a dog than a daughter.’ (And where the girls’ feet are bound in a stomach-turning ritual that See describes with admirable precision and coolness.) Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. But in one remote county, women developed their own secret code, nu shu – “women’s writing” – the only gender-based written language to have been found in the world. 26272 Ratings. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. This absorbing novel – with a storyline unlike anything Lisa See has written before – takes place in 19th century China when girls had their feet bound, then spent the rest of their lives in seclusion with only a single window from which to see. By bringing the secret world of these Chinese women into vivid relief, See has conjured up an alien world that is the better for being lost.” — Los Angeles Times, “A stunning setup for describing a culture inside a story, and Lisa See takes full advantage of it. At the beginning of the film he witnesses the deaths of two young girls. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. But looking at our secret fan with its messages written between Snow Flower and me over many years, I see that I didn’t value the most important love—deep-heart love. A language kept a secret for a thousand years forms the backdrop for an unforgettable novel of two Chinese women whose friendship and love sustains them through their lives. 8. ; Dead Guy Junior: Snow Flower names her daughter Spring Moon in honor of Beautiful Moon, who died getting stung by bees. ful love, and gratitude love. But you can also savor See’s marvelous narrative as a timeless portrait of a contentious full-blooded female friendship, one that includes, over several decades, envy, betrayal, erotic love, and deep-seated loyalty.” — Entertainment Weekly, “See uses a telephoto lens to give us an intimate view of festivals and famine, of customs and superstitions, all through the details of the ‘inner realm’ of women. In this sense, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a frame tale, or a story within a story. 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