Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora: Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry

Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora: Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry

by Sharon K. Hom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815333315

ISBN-13: 9780815333319

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The contributors to this volume were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; they have been immigrants, foreign students, settlers, permanent residents, citizens, and-above all-"travelers." They are both geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities. Their

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The contributors to this volume were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; they have been immigrants, foreign students, settlers, permanent residents, citizens, and-above all-"travelers." They are both geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities. Their migratory histories are here presented as an interdisciplinary collection of texts in distinctive voices: law professor, journalist, historian, poet, choreographer, film scholar, tai-chi expert, translator, writer, literary scholar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815333319
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Gender, Culture and Global Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Points of No Return3
In America29
[Un]fracturing Images: Positioning Chinese Diaspora in Law and Culture31
The Jet Lag of a Migratory Bird: Border Crossings Toward/From 'the land that is not'51
Self-reinstating and Coming to "Conscious Aloneness"77
Deep into Smaland101
Multiple Readings and Personal Reconfigurations Against the "Nationalist Grain"103
[Per]forming Law: Deformations and Transformations127
Coming to Terms with History149
Too Many Things Forgotten163
Moving into Stillness165
Beijing Two189
Growing Up Colonial and Crossing Borders: Tales from a Reporter's Notebook191
Roundtable on the Fourth World Conference on Women and the NGO Forum, 1995211
Bibliography243
Contributors251

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