The contributors to this volume were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; they have been immigrants, foreign students, settlers, permanent residents, citizens, and-above all-"travelers." They are both geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities. Their migratory histories are here presented as an interdisciplinary collection of texts in distinctive voices: law professor, journalist, historian, poet, choreographer, film scholar, tai-chi expert, translator, writer, literary scholar.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Points of No Return, Sharon K. Hom * In America, Zhang Zhen * (Un)fracturing Images: Positioning Chinese Diaspora in Law and Culture, Margaret Woo * The Jet-Lag of a Migratory Bird, Zhang Zhen * Self-Reinstating and Coming to Conscious Aloneness, Ma Yuanxi * Deep Into Smaland, Zhang Zhen * Multiple Readings and Personal Reconfigurations Against the Nationalist Brain, Zhong Xueping * (Per)forming Law: Deformations and Transformations, Sharon K. Hom * Coming to Terms with History, Vivien Ng * Too Many Things Forgotten, Zhang Zhen * Moving into Stillness, Eleanor Yung * Beijing Two, Zhang Zhen * Growing Up Colonial and Crossing Borders: Tales from a Reporter's Notebook, Ying Chan * Roundtable on the Fourth World Conference on Women: Sharon K. Hom, Ma Yuanxi, Tan Dali, Wang Zheng, Zhong Xueping
Sharon K. Hom