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Author Chin, Angelina S.

Title Bound to emancipate : working women and urban citizenship in early twentieth-century China and Hong Kong / Angelina Chin
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps, plan
Series Asia/Pacific/perspectives
Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Contents Notes on transliteration -- Introduction: geographies of emancipation -- British colonialism and regulating women in Hong Kong -- Emancipating women from social customs (Fengsu) in 1920s Guangzhou -- Nüling and Nü Zhaodai in 1920s and 1930s Guangzhou and Hong Kong -- The Fenghua protection movement in Guangzhou, 1929-1935 -- Social control through charity : the role of the Hong Kong Po Leung Kuk in the 1930s -- Testimonies from the Po Leung Kuk -- Women service workers and labor activism -- Conclusion: lower-class women, "emancipation," and urban citizenship -- Glossary -- Works cited -- Index -- About the author
Summary Emancipation, a defining feature of twentieth-century Chinese society, is explored in detail in this compelling study. Angelina Chin expands and reinterprets the meaning of women's emancipation by examining what this rhetoric meant to lower-class women. Challenging the nation-based framework of history by focusing on two cities, Chin compares colonial Hong Kong with Guangzhou, which allows her to seamlessly integrate colonial studies and China studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record; title from online title page (ebrary, viewed June 21, 2012)
Subject Feminism -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 20th century.
Women employees -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Women employees -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 20th century.
Women's rights -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Women's rights -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442215615 (electronic bk.)
9781442215610 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)