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Women of Influence:

Edited by Helen F. Siu

in Merchants' Daughters

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099692
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0009
Women of Influence:

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This chapter uses the public lives of leading women professionals and civil servants in the late 1990s to explore the “meaningful spaces” Hong Kong's postwar development in South China provided for them. Women might have started their civil service careers as strategic response to inequality, but they rose through the colonial system by taking the jobs their male colleagues had shunned. Over time, they created their own identity and social recognition. In the local political arena, for example, few women have commanded as much awe across the broad spectrum of public opinion as Anson Chan, both in Hong Kong and internationally.

Keywords: women professionals; civil servants; Hong Kong; South China; civil service; Anson Chan

Chapter.  11794 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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