Women and Chinese patriarchy : submission, servitude, and escape / edited by Maria Jaschok and Suzanne Miers

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Subjects: Women--China--Social conditions
Slavery--China
Child marriage--China
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press : London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, 1994
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xxv, 294 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Contributors
Preface
Glossary
Maps
1. Women in the Chinese Patriarchal System: Submission, Servitude, Escape and Collusion / Maria Jaschok, Suzanne Miers
2. Girls' Houses and Working Women: Expressive Culture in the Pearl River Delta, 1900-41 / Rubie S. Watson 25
3. San Po Tsai (Little Daughters-in-Law) and Child Betrothals in the New Territories of Hong Kong from the 1890s to the 1960s / James Hayes 45
4. Chinese Prostitution in Singapore: Recruitment and Brothel Organisation / James Francis Warren 77
5. Mui Tsai Through the Eyes of the Victim: Janet Lim's Story of Bondage and Escape / Suzanne Miers 108
6. Implementing Government Policy for the Protection of Women and Girls in Singapore 1948-66: Recollections of a Social Worker / Koh Choo Chin 122
7. Chinese Patriarchy and the Protection of Women in 19th-century Hong Kong / Elizabeth Sinn 141
8. Chinese 'Slave' Girls in Yunnan-Fu: Saving (Chinese) Womanhood and (Western) Souls, 1930-1991 / Maria Jaschok 171
9. Social Christianity, American Feminism and Chinese Prostitutes: The History of the Presbyterian Mission Home, San Francisco, 1874-1935 / Sarah Refo Mason 198
10. Protected Women in 19th-Century Hong Kong / Carl T. Smith 221
11. Female Migrants in Singapore: Towards a Strategy of Pragmatism and Coping / Claire Chiang 238
12. Traditionalism, Continuity and Change / Maria Jaschok, Suzanne Miers 264
Bibliography 268
Index 286
Alternate Titles: Women & Chinese patriarchy
Additional Authors: Jaschok, Maria
Miers, Suzanne
Notes: LCCN: 94036047
ISBN: 1856491250 (hbk.) :$59.95
ISBN: 1856491269 (pbk.) :$25.00
ISBN: 9622093612 (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and South-East Asia)
Cover title: Women & Chinese patriarchy
Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-285) and index
OCLC Number: 31172763
ISBN/ISSN: 1856491250
1856491269
9622093612