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Being Eurasian free pdf 'Eurasian' is a term that could have many different connotations, during different periods in colonial Hong Kong, and in different spaces within the European and Chinese communities. Eurasianness could mean privilege, but also marginality, adulteration and even betrayal. Eurasians from different socio-economic sectors had very different perceptions of their own ethnicity, which did not always agree with their externally prescribed identity. What was it like being a Eurasian in colonial Hong Kong? How is the notion of Eurasianness remembered in some Hong Kong memoirs? What were the ethnic choices faced by Hong Kong Eurasians of the pre-war generation? How did some of them deal with the very fluidity of their ethnic identity? Astride Racial Divides is a description and analysis of the lives of three famous Hong Kong Eurasian memoirists, Joyce Symons, Irene Cheng and Jean Gittins, and explores their very different ways of constructing and looking at their own ethnic identity.

About Vicky Lee

Dr. Vicky Lee teaches at the Associate Degree Section of the Hong Kong Baptist University. Her father is Eurasian, and she has many Eurasian relatives on the paternal side of her family.

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Author : Vicky Lee
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Data Published : 30 June 2004
ISBN : 9622096700
EAN : 9789622096707
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 292 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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