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By Olga Kenyon

This inspiring and interesting publication is the 1st actually complete learn of women's letters ever released. Organised through material, and masking a variety of themes from politics, paintings and warfare, to early life, love and sexual ardour. '800 Years of Women's Letter' finds the intensity, breadth and variety of women's lives during the a while. right here Holoise writes to Abelad of her timeless devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond approximately existence and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel concerning the overlook of Buckingham Palace. Many extra girls write letters that show the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the customarily tough conditions of way of life. this can be an exciting perception, and a unprecedented chance to learn the genuine phrases of actual girls, of their personal intimate language. "No literary shape is extra revealing, extra spontaneous of extra person than a letter." P D James

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She went to Beijing and said how everything there was so great. (Xie Aimin) In heading to the city, often boarding trains or overnight buses for the first time, most young rural women carry only pocket money and dreamlike images of city life absorbed through television or gleaned from other migrants.

We refer to the report by Human Rights in China (2002:48–50), as well as various news reports, including The American Embassy in China 2002; “Beijing cuts red tape for staff of foreign enterprises” 2002; “Household registration system plays vital role, says minister” 2002. 53. On employment discrimination, see Li and Li 1999:23–25. Regarding discrimination in education, see Ku 1999. In 2003, the State Council issued directives aimed at dismantling such employment and education barriers, indicating a sea change in CCP policy.

16 My particular interest in domestic workers was motivated by the extensive attention to them in the media and popular imagination, which 44 Part 1. Negotiating Identities identify the migrant maid (baomu) as an object of (urban) curiosity. The novelty of an outsider living and working inside an urban household is probably responsible for such excessive attention. In addition, the ubiquity of the domestic worker in public discourse reflects her unique place as the forerunner of the dagongmei phenomenon in Beijing.

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