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Locating Chinese Women: Historical Mobility between China and Australia

Kate Bagnall and Julia T. Martínez


This ground-breaking edited collection draws together Australian historical scholarship on Chinese women, their gendered migrations, and their mobile lives between China and Australia. It considers different aspects of women’s lives, both as individuals and as the wives and daughters of immigrant men. While the number of Chinese women in Australia before 1950 was relatively small, their presence was significant and often subject to public scrutiny. Moving beyond traditional representations of women as hidden and silent, this book demonstrates that Chinese Australian women in the twentieth cent ... More

Keywords: Overseas Chinese, Chinese Australians, Women’s history, Australian history, Transnational history, Gender history, Migration, Biography, Chinese history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528615
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Bagnall, editor
University of Tasmania

Julia T. Martínez, editor
University of Wollongong