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  • Calls to Action

    Séagh Kehoe, Gerda Wielander

    Chapter from the book: Kehoe S. & Wielander G. 2022. Cultural China 2021: The Contemporary China Centre Review.


    The final chapter in this volume reflects on the necessities of, possibilities for, and paths to social change and justice. Freya Aitken-Turff explores the challenges faced by London’s Chinatown during the pandemic, as well as some of the broader structural issues faced by the area. Shzr Ee Tan’s piece examines the various formations of racisms that exist across timelines, geographies and generational divides, charting their various connections and disconnections. Jing Y. and Derek Hird discusses the gender politics of NGO volunteering in contemporary China, illuminating the ways in which state and market discourses of self-reliance, psychological self-care, and various forms of ‘emotion management’ work to obscure broader questions structural change.

    Chapter Contents:

    7.1 Racisms as Plural: It’s Not a Competition
    Shzr Ee Tan
    7.2 The Heavy Burden on London Chinatown’s Streets
    Freya Aitken-Turff
    7.3 My Own Sentimentality: Notes on Female Individualisation from Contemporary Urban China
    Jing Y. and Derek Hird

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    Kehoe S. & Wielander G. 2022. Calls to Action. In: Kehoe S. & Wielander G (eds.), Cultural China 2021. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book69.h

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    Published on Dec. 15, 2022