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Introduction

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter is concerned with the study of Chinese women using materials from South China to illuminate the junctures of history, gender subjectivities, and power play. It examines the ... More


Bound for California: The Emigration of Chinese Women

Elizabeth Sinn

in Pacific Crossing: Californian Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139712
eISBN:
9789888180172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139712.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The emigration of women differed greatly from that of men. Very few Chinese women went to the United States in the 19th century, and among those who did, many had been bought and sold for the highly ... More


The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism

Karen Leong

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244221
eISBN:
9780520938632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244221.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth ... More


Connecting Histories of Gender, Health, and U.S.-China Relations

Cristina Zaccarini

in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the intellectual production of women's history in nineteenth- and twentieth-century China and how gender and health histories relate to U.S.–China relations. In particular, it ... More


New Women in the Civilizing Mission

Motoe Sasaki

in Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801451393
eISBN:
9781501706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451393.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how the notion of civilization affected historical consciousness in the U.S. and China, and was also involved in the creation of the subjectivities of the New Woman: on the U.S. ... More


Contentious Faiths: Questioning Confucianism and Christianity in the Fiction of Shirley Lim

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the shared ideologies embedded in Confucianism and Christianity, and how they are played out in the lives of the middle-class Straits Chinese characters that people the fiction ... More


Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Anne E. McLaren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This is the first in-depth study of Chinese bridal laments, a ritual and performative art practiced by Chinese women in premodern times that gave them a rare opportunity to voice their grievances ... More


United States Internationalism and Chinese Modernity

Motoe Sasaki

in Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801451393
eISBN:
9781501706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451393.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes up the rising tide of internationalism in the United States during the 1910s and examines how a new generation of New Women, who entertained the international spirit buoyed by ... More


Of Authenticity and Woman: Personal Narratives of Middle-Class Women in Modern China

Duara Prasenjit

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the representation of women in modern Chinese nationalist discourse and the subversion of such discourse by the women themselves. It describes the two very different ... More


Past, Perfect or Imperfect: Changing Images of the Ideal Wife

Harriet Evans

in Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores several images of a Chinese ideal wife. Female gender is defined by a series of innate and essential characteristics associated with certain responses, needs, and capacities ... More


Science as the Key to Modern Progress

Motoe Sasaki

in Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801451393
eISBN:
9781501706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451393.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how the notion of modern science brought to China by American New Women missionaries in the form of medicine and nursing generated concrete responses from their Chinese ... More


The Destinations

Ko-lin Chin and James O. Finckenauer

in Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772577
eISBN:
9780814769683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772577.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the social organization of the Chinese sex business in the ten research sites studied: Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei (Taiwan), Bangkok (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, ... More


Bridging the Divide in Feminism with Transcultural Feminist Solidarity: Using the Example of Forging Friendship and Solidarity between Chinese and U.S. Women

Yuanfang Dai

in Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040412
eISBN:
9780252098833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040412.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter proposes an approach called “transcultural feminist solidarity” in order to address the issue of women's solidarity in the context of cultural differences and globalization. It specifies ... More


Divergent Paths of Historical Progress

Motoe Sasaki

in Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801451393
eISBN:
9781501706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451393.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, American New Women became more aware of the widening psychological gap between them and their Chinese counterparts. This chapter explores the transformation ... More


Chinese Women as Exotica

Ignacio López-Calvo

in Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032405
eISBN:
9780813039466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032405.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the depiction of Chinese women and Chinese mulattas as exotica in several novels. The novels examined in this chapter include The Messenger, Monkey Hunting, and I Gave You All ... More


Introduction

Anne E. McLaren

in Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book brings to light the ancient folk art of bridal laments, which was once a signal mark of female status, talent, and ... More


Model

Gail Hershatter

in The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267701
eISBN:
9780520950344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267701.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tells the dual story of how rural Chinese women became responsible for cotton cultivation and how a handful of nationally and regionally famous women labor models emerged into the public ... More


Widow (or, the Virtue of Leadership)

Gail Hershatter

in The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267701
eISBN:
9780520950344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267701.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how Chinese village women campaigned and embodied state initiatives in a localized, even personalized way. It describes the situation of women against the backdrop of the ... More


Activist

Gail Hershatter

in The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267701
eISBN:
9780520950344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267701.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the political activities of rural Chinese women during the 1950s. It re-examines the party-state campaign for marriage reform initiated by the Marriage Law. It discusses the ... More


The New Woman and World History

Motoe Sasaki

in Redemption and Revolution: American and Chinese New Women in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801451393
eISBN:
9781501706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451393.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to trace the experiences of American New Women missionaries who went to China during the early twentieth century in order to uplift and ... More


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