Chinese Women and the Cyberspace

Edited by Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Edited by Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

270 pages | 6-3/10 x 9-1/2
Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789053567517 Published December 2008 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This volume examines how Chinese women negotiate the Internet as a research tool and a strategy for the acquisition of information, as well as for social networking purposes. Offering insight into the complicated creation of a female Chinese cybercommunity, Chinese Women and the Cyberspace discusses the impact of increasingly available Internet technology on the life and lifestyle of Chinese women—examining larger issues of how women become both masters of their electronic domain and the objects of exploitation in a faceless online world.
List of Tables
1. Introduction
Kuah-Pearce, Khun Eng
Part 1: Work, Leisure, Politics and Identity
2. Internet as Social Capital and Social Network
Kuah-Pearce, Khun Eng
3. Agency and ICT among Singaporean-Chinese Women
Johnson, Helen
4. Can the Internet Help? How Immigrant Women from China Get Jobs
Greve, Arent and Janet Salaff
5. Cyberactivism in the Women's Movement
Liu, Ting
6. Cybe Self-centres?
Ho, Kiu-chor, Tang, Wesley Siu-hang, and Petula Sik-ying Ho
7. Embeddedness and Virtual Community
Gao, Chong
8. Electronic Park Benches
Caplan, Victoria
Part II: Love, Sex and Marriage
9. Sapphic Shadows
SIM, Amy
10. Sex & Life Politics Formed Through the Internet
Pei, Yuxin and Ho, Sik Ying
11. On Sale in Express Package
Leung, Maggi W.H.
12. Boundary-Crossing through Cyberspace
Liu, Lihui and Hong Liu
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