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  • Merchants' Daughtersby Helen F. Siu

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 45.00

    The book turns conventional scholarship on its head by asking whether lineages, Confucian morality, and the cultural orientation of merchant families might have provided an unusual space for women’s action in South China from the late Qing to the present. more...

  • Mao's Harvestby Helen F. Siu; Zelda Stern

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    This volume is one of the first collections to reach the West of the stories, essays, and poems published by writers of the "Mao Generation"--the first generation of Chinese to grow up under socialism. Drawn from both official Chinese literary journals and underground magazines, these previously untranslated stories provide a fascinating portrait of... more...

  • Sarsby Deborah Davis; Helen F. Siu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 178.00

    The appearance of SARS in 2002 caused a world crisis, now four years on, SARS poses no threat and has vanished from the global media. This book provides new and profound insights into this mysterious illness, from the perspectives of global geography, media studies and popular culture. more...

  • Hong Kong Mobileby Helen F. SIU; Agnes S. Ku

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 50.00

    In this interdisciplinary study, the authors argue that Hong Kong must develop and strengthen the mobility, broadly defi ned, of its population.This is at the heart of its need to face the challenges from a changing global environment. more...

  • Empire at the Marginsby Pamela Kyle Crossley; Helen F. Siu; Donald S. Sutton

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 68.95

    Focusing on the Ming (1368-1644) and (especially) the Qing (1364-1912) eras, this book analyzes crucial moments in the formation of cultural, regional, and religious identities. The contributors examine the role of the state in a variety of environments on China's "peripheries," paying attention to shifts in law, trade, social stratification, and cultural... more...

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