Hamzah Muzaini of the National University of Singapore reviews Remembering the Samsui Women: Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China, by Kelvin E.Y. Low. Professor Low explores the lives and legacy of the Samsui women, both through media and state representations and through the oral histories of the women themselves. His work sheds light on issues of their identity, both publicly constructed and self-defined, and explores why they undertook their difficult migration. Remembering the Samsui Women is a study of the connection between memory and nation, including the politics of what is remembered and what is forgotten.
Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imre.12300/full.