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Introduction

Stacilee Ford

in Troubling American Women

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083114
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207639 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.003.0001
Introduction

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This book investigates narratives written by several European American, Chinese American, and “Americanized” Chinese women who lived in Hong Kong and Macao for substantial periods of time during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It highlights the diverse ways in which a cross-cultural encounter led these women to re-envision their sense of national identity. This chapter first introduces the modes of interdisciplinary inquiry. Narratives of gender and nation in two centuries are given. In addition, a discussion on Hong Kong as a “place of flow” is provided.

Keywords: cross-cultural encounter; women; nation; Hong Kong; interdisciplinary inquiry; national identity; Macao

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Subjects: Asian History

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