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Merchants' Daughters – Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Helen F. Siu


Historians and anthropologists have long been interested in South China where powerful lineages and gendered hierarchies are juxtaposed with unorthodox trading cultures, multi-ethnic colonial encounters, and market-driven consumption. The divergent paths taken by women in Hong Kong and Guangdong during thirty years of Maoist closure, and the post-reform cross-border fluidities have also gained analytical attention. This book provides further theoretical application of a “regional construct” that appreciates process, transcends definitive powers of administrative borders, and brings out nuanced ... More

Keywords: South China, powerful lineages, gendered hierarchies, women, Hong Kong, Guangdong, Maoist closure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099692
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen F. Siu, author