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Troubling American women : narratives of gender and nation in Hong Kong

Author: Stacilee Ford
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2011.
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This book analyzes the cultural production (narratives) of selected American, Chinese American, and "Americanized" Chinese women who lived in Hong Kong and Macao during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It focuses on the diverse ways women envisioned and communicated their notions of national identity depending on individual circumstance and historical era.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ford, Stacilee.
Troubling American women.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011467146
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stacilee Ford
ISBN: 9789888053698 9888053698
OCLC Number: 763161260
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "American Girls" in Three Acts; 2. "I'm in the Middle of a War, I'm in the Middle of a Life!"; 3. "A Second Voice of America"; 4. Home for the Handover; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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This book analyzes the cultural production (narratives) of selected American, Chinese American, and "Americanized" Chinese women who lived in Hong Kong and Macao during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It focuses on the diverse ways women envisioned and communicated their notions of national identity depending on individual circumstance and historical era.

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"Stacilee Ford's idea of gendered American exceptionalism is astute, provocative, and convincing. An American woman who has lived for years in Hong Kong, she possesses the rare sensibility to be at Read more...

 
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