By Yang Hu

Exploring how humans negotiate and reconcile, build and re-construct their unique gender and ethnic identities in a cross-cultural context, Hu examines what occurs whilst targeted cultures meet on the intimate interface of marriage and relatives. Chinese-British Intermarriage unearths how gender and ethnic identities intersect in specific methods in shaping the lived stories of intermarried undefined. throughout the kaleidoscope of first-generation Chinese-British inter-ethnic households within the united kingdom, the publication brings jointly kin, gender, migration and ethnic reviews, reflecting on ongoing social procedures resembling individualisation and globalisation.

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Relinquishing promising careers as bankers, teachers, business-owners and the like is not uncommon among 4 Rate as of 2006; data obtained from the ESRC project ‘PhD Graduates’ Career Choices and Impact: A Review of UK Evidence’ (Raddon & Sung, 2009). 5 A well-known piece of Chinese folklore with a corresponding nursery rhyme. 28 Chinese-British Intermarriage Chinese marriage migrants, as in Weiwei’s case. Undoubtedly, transnational migration disrupts one’s life.  Throughout the same process, they also gradually wake up to the consciousness of their ethnicity.

Her busy work schedule meant that most of her friends in the UK were also her colleagues. Towards the end of our first meeting, she slipped her business card adroitly from a silver holder, and drew my attention to an association of businesswomen that she had founded. As we walked to the car park, Ming explained some of her future plans—mostly business-related. The birth of Clare was a great relief for Collin and Ming’s parents who considered a child as an essential part of marital and family life.

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