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Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora : Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry.

Author: Sharon K Hom
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Gender, culture, and global politics.
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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  Read more...
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Hom, Sharon K.
Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora : Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon K Hom
ISBN: 9781135599904 1135599904
OCLC Number: 852759127
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Series Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Points of No Return; Multiple Selves, Erasure of Selves; Complicating ""Chineseness""; Complicating Diaspora; Elder Half-Sisters, Dragons, and Ethico-Political Agency; Notes; In America; [Un]fracturing Images: Positioning Chinese Diaspora in Law and Culture; On Being ""Chinese""; On Being Chinese in Diaspora; On Being a Chinese Woman in Diaspora; On Being a Chinese Woman in Diaspora and Academe; Notes. The Jet Lag of a Migratory Bird: Border Crossings Toward/From 'the land that is not'Travelogues; tongues and limbs; a tale of rails; Domains of Writing; layers of a body; ""the land that is not""; 1989 ... ; Schools and Films; The republic of schools; Celluloid dreams; Epilogue; Notes; Self-reinstating and Coming to ""Conscious Aloneness""; Coming of Age under MAO; Blind to Gender Differences; ""Leaving Behind, this and that""; Writing Myself; Aloneness and Connectedness; Notes; Deep into Småland; Note; Multiple Readings and Personal Reconfigurations Against the ""Nationalist Grain"" Notes From/On a Bianyuanren (Person on the Margins)Reading from a Critical Distance; Reading as a Chinese Woman Intellectual; Notes; [Per]forming Law: Deformations and Transformations; Beginning Formations; June 4, 1989; Getting to Law and other Excavations; Deformations and other Occupational Hazards; Transforming Performance(s); Notes; Coming to Terms with History; Pre-History; Reincarnation; Oklahoma!; Postscript; Too Many Things Forgotten; Moving into Stillness; Beginning Journeys; Making Dance; Moving Towards Stillness; A Meditation Exercise; Eleanor S. Yung: Major Choreographic Works. Beijing TwoGrowing Up Colonial and Crossing Borders: Tales from a Reporter's Notebook; ""How do you Feel?""; Coming to America; A Harvard Sojourn; Crossing Borders; Postscript: Twenty-Five Reasons Why I am a Journalist; Note; Roundtable on the Fourth World Conference on Women and the NGO Forum, 1995; International and Asian Frames: Material and Discursive Struggles; China Welcomes the World and the Opening of Domestic Spaces; Chinese Official Damage Control Responses; Huairou Experiences and Reflections; Impact on Chinese Women; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Contributors.
Series Title: Gender, culture, and global politics.

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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 schola.

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