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Author Binah-Pollak, Avital

Title Cross-Border Marriages and Mobility Female Chinese Migrants and Hong Kong Men
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (195 p.)
Series New Mobilities in Asia Ser
New Mobilities in Asia Ser
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The Hong Kong-China Border: A Space of Confinement and Movement -- 2. Motivations for Crossing Borders -- 3. 'Same as Before, Living as a House Wife' -- 4. Hong Kong's Education: A Bridge to the 'First World' -- 5. New Voices in Hong Kong: Local Identity Formation -- Concluding Thoughts : Home Is not where the Heart Is but where it Wants to Be -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This book focuses on cross-border marriages between mainland Chinese women and Hong Kong men, a phenomenon which is of critical importance to the transformation of Hong Kong. Based on ethnographic work, Avital Binah-Pollak aims to explain the relationships between gender dynamics and inequalities at the level of the family and broader social, political, and economic relationships between mainland China and Hong Kong. She argues that these cross-border marriages are causing the expanding and blurring of borders, so that there is a much wider strip of border in which the dichotomies of the rural/urban, periphery/center, and hybrid/national identities become more complex and negotiable. While this is particularly interesting and valid in the case of the border between mainland China and Hong Kong because of the particular nature of the relationship between these two societies, it may also apply to borders between many other societies worldwide
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Marriage -- China -- Hong Kong
Marriage -- China
Migration, Internal -- China
Emigration and immigration.
Migration, Internal.
China -- Emigration and immigration
Hong Kong (China) -- Emigration and immigration
China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9048538270