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“What Alternative Do You Have, Sixth Aunt?” — Women and Marriage in Cantonese Ballads*

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/9789622099692.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the expressive cultures of bridal laments in relation to muyushu (songbooks of various popular narratives in the Cantonese vernacular). It shows how the literary format of ... More


Lamma Island

John Strickland

in Southern District Officer Reports: Islands and Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1910-60

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028382
eISBN:
9789882207400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028382.003.0058
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides the administrative officers' reports on visits/trips made to the Yung Shu Wan and the Lo So Shing Groups of Villages in Lamma Island. It reports that Lamma Island is ... More


Ethnic Labels in a Mountainous Region: The Case of She “Bandits”

Wing-hoi Chan

in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The She is an ethnic group living in some mountainous areas of South China. The She occupy an important place in histories of the Hakka. The recent work of S. T. Leong on the Hakka still considers as ... More


Getting Started

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson and Graham E. Johnson

in A Chinese Melting Pot: Original People and Immigrants in Hong Kong's First 'New Town'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9789888455898
eISBN:
9789882204331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455898.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the first decades of the twentieth century, Tsuen Wan began its transformation from an impoverished district of Hakka farming and fishing villages to one in which wage labour became available in ... More


Qiaopi Geography

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

in Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298415
eISBN:
9780520970540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298415.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores differences in the qiaopi trade from place to place, as well as their causes and consequences. The qiaopi trade was shaped by local circumstances and experiences, but even ... More


We and They

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In a battle that erupted in 1276, Xiong Fei, of Dongguan county, took his troops to relieve Guangzhou but was defeated and had to retreat. In Dongguan, he threatened that all who fled should return ... More


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