Remembering the Samsui Women: Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

Remembering the Samsui Women: Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

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.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Kelvin E.Y. Low, National University of Singapore
Reviewed by Hamzah Muzaini, National University of Singapore

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Summer 2017
Pages Pages e17-e18
DOI 10.1111/imre.12300
Volume 51
Issue Number 2

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