Chinese Women and the Global Village

Ryan, Jan Chinese Women and the Global Village. University of Queensland Press, 2003.

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Author Ryan, Jan
Title Chinese Women and the Global Village
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 2003
Series Australian Studies
Subjects 420303 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
370502 Migration
420308 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
379901 Gender Specific Studies
420306 Postcolonial and Global Cultural Studies
Abstract/Summary This is the introduction and bibliography to Chinese Women and the Global Village by Jan Ryan. This, the first major study of Chinese women in Australia, is all about global journeys and perspectives. It is also a story of various sites that connect Australia to the pathways of women of Chinese ancestry. Focusing on the post 1970s, this is a narrative that does not begin or end with Australia. Chinese women and the global village is a rich source of information, ideas and controversies, building on a wide-range of sources. It is at once compelling, challenging and confronting. Jan Ryan interrogates issues of ethnicity, gender and identity to present the diversity and complexity of the personal and working lives of women of Chinese heritage. Her study looks at, among other things, how differing birthplaces, homelands, and a sense of being 'Chinese' influence identity formation, family construction and work environments, demonstrating what it means to be a woman of Chinese ancestry in Australia. With birthplaces from all over the globe, with networks and family positioned around the world, with forced or voluntary migration, with pilgrimages, business, education, family visits, and accessibility to communications, many women network, retain and forge international contacts. This is the most distinctive and significant change that distinguishes Chinese women in Australia since the 1970s from their predecessors.
Keyword Ryan
Chinese women
global village
Australian studies
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