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Author Siu, Helen F.

Title Merchants' Daughters : Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, HKU, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (389 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; I -- Cultural Spaces between State-Making and Kinship; 1 -- Women's Images Reconstructed: The Sisters-in-Law Tomb and Its Legend; 2 -- Images of Mother: The Place of Women in South China; 3 -- "What Alternative Do You Have, Sixth Aunt?" -- Women and Marriage in Cantonese Ballads; 4 -- Women's Work and Women's Food in Lineage Land; II -- Agency in Emigrant, Colonial, and Mercantile Societies; 5 -- Stepping out? Women in the Chaoshan Emigrant Communities, 1850-1950; 6 -- Abandoned into Prosperity: Women on the Fringe of Expatriate Society
7 -- The Eurasian Way of Being a Chinese Woman: Lady Clara Ho Tung and Buddhism in Prewar Hong KongIII -- Work and Activism in a Gendered Age; 8 -- Women of Influence: Gendered Charisma; 9 -- Women Workers in Hong Kong, 1960s-1990s: Voices, Meanings, and Structural Constraints; 10 -- Half the Sky: Mobility and Late Socialist Reflections; 11- Fantasies of "Chinese-ness" and the Traffic in Women from Mainland China to Hong Kong in Fruit Chan's Durian Durian; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary The book turns conventional scholarship on its head by asking whether lineages, Confucian morality, and the cultural orientation of merchant families might have provided an unusual space for women's action in South China from the late Qing to the present
Notes Print version record
Subject Businesswomen -- China -- Regional disparities.
Businesswomen -- China -- Guangdong Sheng.
Businesswomen -- China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789882205796