Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora: Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry

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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.

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Contributors to this collection were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. They are geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities. They draw on backgrounds in law, journalism, choreography, film, martial arts, and literature, and discuss questions of identity, social location, voice, and feminist solidarity. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815333319
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • 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)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword
Introduction: Points of No Return 3
In America 29
[Un]fracturing Images: Positioning Chinese Diaspora in Law and Culture 31
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 Smaland 101
Multiple Readings and Personal Reconfigurations Against the "Nationalist Grain" 103
[Per]forming Law: Deformations and Transformations 127
Coming to Terms with History 149
Too Many Things Forgotten 163
Moving into Stillness 165
Beijing Two 189
Growing Up Colonial and Crossing Borders: Tales from a Reporter's Notebook 191
Roundtable on the Fourth World Conference on Women and the NGO Forum, 1995 211
Bibliography 243
Contributors 251
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