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Locating Chinese WomenHistorical Mobility between China and Australia$
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Kate Bagnall and Julia T. Martínez

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528615

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528615.001.0001

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Alice Lim Kee: Journalist, Actor, Broadcaster, and Goodwill Ambassador

Alice Lim Kee: Journalist, Actor, Broadcaster, and Goodwill Ambassador

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(p.175) 8 Alice Lim Kee: Journalist, Actor, Broadcaster, and Goodwill Ambassador
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Locating Chinese Women
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Paul Macgregor

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528615.003.0008

Alice Lim Kee, born 1900 in Rutherglen in rural Victoria, Australia, emigrated to China as a young adult and became a film actress, journalist, and pioneer broadcaster in Shanghai between the wars. She wrote on Chinese women – as Wu Ai-lien (伍愛蓮‎) – principally for the English-language Shanghai North-China Daily News. During the Sino-Japanese War, she returned to Australia as Mrs Fabian Chow, a goodwill ambassador to promote China's struggle against Japan. Feminist, modernist, social reformer, and Christian, she spent more than two years on a speaking tour of Australia. Her powerful, emotional, and personable style of speaking may well have had a pivotal role in changing White Australians' attitudes to China as a nation and the Chinese as a people.

Keywords:   Shanghai, Feminism in China, Sino-Japanese War, World War II, YWCA, Soong sisters, Chinese cinema, Propaganda

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