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Gender and Change in Hong Kong

Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy

Gender and Change in Hong Kong analyzes women’s changing identities and agencies amidst the complex interaction of three important forces, namely, globalization, postcolonialism, and Chinese patriarchy. The chapters examine the issues from a number of perspectives to consider legal changes, political participation, the situation of working-class and professional women, sexuality, religion, and international migration.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: Gender and Change in Hong Kong / Eliza W.Y. Lee

2. Engendering a Legal System: The Unique Challenge of Postcolonial Hong Kong / Carole J. Petersen

3. Women’s Activism during Hong Kong’s Political Transition / Lisa Fischler

4. Individualism and Patriarchy: The Identity of Entrepreneurial Women Lawyers in Hong Kong / Eliza W.Y. Lee

5. Withering Away of the Hong Kong Dream? Women Workers under Industrial Restructuring / Stephen Wing-Kai Chiu and Ching-Kwan Lee

6. Discourse on Baau Yih Naai (Keeping Concubines): Questions of Citizenship and Identity in Postcolonial Hong Kong / Ka-Ming Wu

7. Negotiating Gender Identity: Postcolonialism and Hong Kong Christian Women / Wai-Ching Wong

8. Empowering Mobility: "Astronaut" Women in Australia / Siumi Maria Tam

9. Prospects for the Development of a Critical Feminist Discourse / Eliza W.Y. Lee

Notes on Contributors


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