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Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Stacilee Ford

Abstract

American women have lived in Hong Kong, and in neighboring Macao, for nearly two centuries. Many were changed by their encounter with Chinese life and British colonialism. Their openness to new experiences set them apart both individually and as a group. Equally, a certain “pedagogical impulse” gave them a reputation for outspokenness that sometimes troubled those around them. Drawing on memoirs, diaries, newspapers, film, and other texts, this book tells the stories of several American women and explores how, through dramatically changing times, they communicated their notions of national ide ... More

Keywords: American women, Hong Kong, Chinese life, British colonialism, openness, outspokenness, national identity, gender, cross-cultural

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083114
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stacilee Ford, author