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- DescriptionRemembering the Samsui Women tells the story of women from the Samsui area of Guangdong, China, who migrated to Singapore during a period of ecomic and natural calamity, leaving their families behind. In their new country, many found work in the construction industry, while others worked in households or factories where they were called hong tou jin, translated literally as red-head-scarf, after the headgear that protected them from the sun. Contributing to current debates in the fields of social memory and migration studies, this is the first book to examine how the Samsui women remember their own migratory experiences and how they, in turn, are remembered as pioneering figures in both Singapore and China.
- Author BiographyKelvin E.Y. Low is an assistant professor of sociology at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of Scents and Scent-sibilities: Smell and Everyday Life Experiences (2009) and co-editor of Everyday Life in Asia: Social Perspectives on the Senses (2010).
- Author(s)Kelvin E. Y. Low
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication08/04/2014
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleContemporary Chinese Studies
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Noteillustrations, map
- Weight522 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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