Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. "American Girls" in Three Acts; 2. "I'm in the Middle of a War, I'm in the Middle of a Life!"; 3. "A Second Voice of America"; 4. Home for the Handover; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
This book analyzes the cultural production (narratives) of selected American, Chinese American, and "Americanized" Chinese women who lived in Hong Kong and Macao during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It focuses on the diverse ways women envisioned and communicated their notions of national identity depending on individual circumstance and historical era.