Notes on transliteration -- Introduction: geographies of emancipation -- British colonialism and regulating women in Hong Kong -- Emancipating women from social customs (Fengsu) in 1920s Guangzhou -- Nüling and Nü Zhaodai in 1920s and 1930s Guangzhou and Hong Kong -- The Fenghua protection movement in Guangzhou, 1929-1935 -- Social control through charity : the role of the Hong Kong Po Leung Kuk in the 1930s -- Testimonies from the Po Leung Kuk -- Women service workers and labor activism -- Conclusion: lower-class women, "emancipation," and urban citizenship -- Glossary -- Works cited -- Index -- About the author.
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