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Siu, Helen F.

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Works: 33 works in 167 publications in 1 language and 14,000 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Short stories  Essays  Poetry  Literature  Genealogy  Family histories  Academic theses  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, 340, edi
Classifications: PL2513, 895.108005
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen F Siu
Mao's harvest : voices from China's new generation by Helen F Siu( )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is one of the first collections to reach the West of the stories, essays, and poems published by writers of the "Mao Generation"--The first generation of Chinese to grow up under socialism. Drawn from both official Chinese literary journals and underground magazines, these previously untranslated stories provide a fascinating portrait of China in the seventies
Empire at the margins : culture, ethnicity, and frontier in early modern China by Pamela Kyle Crossley( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Merchants' daughters : women, commerce, and regional culture in South China by Helen F Siu( )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hong Kong mobile : making a global population by Helen F Siu( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interdisciplinary study, the authors argue that Hong Kong should strengthen the mobility of its population. One country, two systems is a concept not uniquely reserved for post-1997 Hong Kong. Historically, the territory has thrived on being simultaneously part of China and the world. Flexible positioning at the margins has made it a node in the crossroads of empires, trading communities, industrial assembly lines, and now global finance, consumption and media. This essential characteristic, Hong Kong as a 'space of flow, ' has always been the source of its success. The book shows that a porous border in fact has been maintained in the post-war years. Unique institutions developed over the century have absorbed waves of immigrants entering from China. However, the study warns that the population is now aging when compared with other world cities and China's fast growing urban centers. Only with a massive input of young, educated, and diverse human talents can Hong Kong remain a vibrant portal for the creative fusion of capital, goods, services, cultural horizons, aspirations and civic energies
Asia inside out by Peter C Perdue( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Continued). "Moving beyond traditional demarcations such as West, East, South, and Southeast Asia, this interdisciplinary study underscores the fluidity and contingency of trans-Asian social, cultural, economic, and political interactions. It also provides an analytically nuanced and empirically rich understanding of the legacies of Asian globalization."--Jacket
Asia inside out by Eric Tagliacozzo( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Asia Inside Out : Connected Places reveals the dynamic forces that have historically linked regions of the world's largest continent, stretching from Japan and Korea to the South China Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Middle East. This volume highlights the transregional flows of goods, ideas, and people across natural and political boundaries--sea routes, delta ecologies, and mountain passes, ports and oasis towns, imperial capitals and postmodern cities. It challenges the conventional idea that defined geopolitical regions as land-based, state-centered, and possessing linear histories. Exploring themes of maritime connections, mobile landscapes, and spatial movements, the authors examine significant sites of linkage and disjuncture from the early modern period to the present. The chapters reveal how eighteenth-century pirates shaped the interregional networks of Vietnam's Tonkin Gulf, how Kashmiri merchants provided intelligence of remote Himalayan territories to competing empires, and how for centuries a vibrant trade in horses and elephants fueled the Indian Ocean economy. Other topics investigated include cultural formations in the Pearl River delta, global trade in Chittagong's transformation, gendered homemaking among mobile Samurai families, border zones in Qing China and contemporary Burma, colonial spaces linking India and Mesopotamia, transnational marriages in Oman's immigrant populations, new cultural spaces in Korean Pop, and the unexpected adoption of the Latin script by ethnically Chinese Muslims in Central Asia. The book shows the constant fluctuations over many centuries in the making of Asian territories and illustrates the confluence of factors in the historical construction of place and space"--Provided by publisher
Tracing China : a forty-year ethnographic journey by Helen F Siu( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing China's journey began from exploring rural revolution and reconstitutions of community in South China. Spanning decades of rural-urban divide, it finally uncovers China's global reach and Hong Kong's cross-border dynamics. Helen Siu traverses physical and cultural landscapes to examine political tumults transforming into everyday lives, and fathom the depths of human drama amid China's frenetic momentum toward modernity. Highlighting complicity, Siu portrays how villagers, urbanites, cadres, entrepreneurs, and intellectual -- laden with historical baggage--venture forward. But have they victimized themselves in the process? -- back cover
Agents and victims in south China : accomplices in rural revolution by Helen F Siu( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When peasants live in complex agrarian societies with distinct hierarchies of power, how much are they able to shape their world? In this socio-economic, political and anthropological history, Siu explores this question by examining a rural Chinese community from the late 19th century onwards
SARS : reception and interpretations in three Chinese cities by Deborah Davis( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Multidisciplinary in its approach, SARS explores the medical, social, and political challenges posed by the epidemic. Focusing on the political dimensions of historical geography, media communications, and popular culture, the case studies chronicle how residents of the three cities, whose fortunes are linked by uneasy historical memories and a vibrant global economy, find themselves abruptly drawing hard lines against porous borders. The volume raises issues pertaining to global politics and regional security, public health and democratic processes, civil society and public culture formation, the role of media in social crises, institutional integrity, and individual agency." "Contributors drawn from anthropology, journalism, medicine, and sociology examine the SARS outbreak as representative of the multiple contradictions among contagion, connectivity, and disjuncture that characterize our contemporary world. With avian flu looming over the horizon, the volume focuses attention on diverse human responses, critical self-reflection, and possible steps to meet future challenges."--Jacket
Furrows, peasants, intellectuals, and the state : stories and histories from modern China( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down to earth : the territorial bond in South China by David Faure( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing local history to bear on major questions in Chinese social history and anthropology, this volume comprises a series of historical and ethnographic studies of the Pearl River Delta from late imperial times through the 1940's. The delta is a rich and socially complex area of south China, and the contributors - scholars from the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States - have long-standing ties to the region
Asia inside out( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third and final volume of Asia Inside Out, Itinerant People focuses on the idea of "Diasporic Asia" - the meanings of the movement of people, past and present. Which specific groups and communities linked the trading empires of the South China Coast, South Asia, and the Middle East ? Who actually traveled in the ships, and who travels in our modern jumbo jets? The authors consider the varied experiences of important mobile ethnic groups and their modern descendants. It is no accident that many of the descendants of these traveling communities can still be found around the rim of the Indian Ocean - and that many have seeped up into the land- and sea-scapes of the South China coast. The book explores the transient histories of "people on the move," through voluntary or involuntary circulation, either part of chosen paths (such as migration) or the radials of coerced journeys (such as slavery, or the dislocations wrought by conflict). The fluidity of human movement has acted to render the evolution of "Asia" more complex, both reinforcing older connections across time and space and forging new connections.--
SARS : reception and interpretation in three Chinese cities( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high fatality rate and sheer speed at which this disease spread prompted the World Health Organization to initiate a medieval practice of quarantine in the absence of any scientific knowledge of the disease. Now three years on from the initital outbreak, SARS poses no major threat and has vanished from the global media. Written by a team of contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, this book investigates the rise and subsequent decline of SARS in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. Multidisciplinary in its approach, SARS explores the epidemic from the perspectives of cultural geography, media studies and popular culture, and raises a number of important issues such as the political fate of the new democracy, spatial governance and spatial security, public health policy making, public culture formation, the role the media play in social crisis, and above all the special relations between the three countries in the context of globalization and crisis. It provides new and profound insights into what is still a highly topical issue in today's world
Sars by Deborah Davis( )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high fatality rate and sheer speed at which this disease spread prompted the World Health Organization to initiate a medieval practice of quarantine in the absence of any scientific knowledge of the disease. Now three years on from the initital outbreak, SARS poses no major threat and has vanished from the global media. Written by a team of contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, this book investigates the rise and subsequent decline of SARS in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. Multidisciplinary in its approach, SARS explores the epidemic from the perspectives of cultural geography, media studies and popular culture, and raises a number of important issues such as the political fate of the new democracy, spatial governance and spatial security, public health policy making, public culture formation, the role the media play in social crisis, and above all the special relations between the three countries in the context of globalization and crisis. It provides new and profound insights into what is still a highly topical issue in today's world
Sars by Helen F Siu( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high fatality rate and sheer speed at which this disease spread prompted the World Health Organization to initiate a medieval practice of quarantine in the absence of any scientific knowledge of the disease. Now three years on from the initital outbreak, SARS poses no major threat and has vanished from the global media. Written by a team of contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, this book investigates the rise and subsequent decline of SARS in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. Multidisciplinary in its approach, SARS explores the epidemic from the perspectives of cultural geography, media studies and popular culture, and raises a number of important issues such as the political fate of the new democracy, spatial governance and spatial security, public health policy making, public culture formation, the role the media play in social crisis, and above all the special relations between the three countries in the context of globalization and crisis. It provides new and profound insights into what is still a highly topical issue in today's world
China in transition( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SARS : Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities by Deborah Davis( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appearance of SARS in 2002 caused a world crisis, now four years on, SARS poses no threat and has vanished from the global media. This book provides new and profound insights into this mysterious illness, from the perspectives of global geography, med
Economic development and institutional change in a Chinese commune by Helen F Siu( )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia Inside Out : Changing Times( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia Inside Out : Connected Places( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Empire at the margins : culture, ethnicity, and frontier in early modern China
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Merchants' daughters : women, commerce, and regional culture in South ChinaHong Kong mobile : making a global populationAsia inside outAsia inside outTracing China : a forty-year ethnographic journeySARS : reception and interpretations in three Chinese citiesFurrows, peasants, intellectuals, and the state : stories and histories from modern ChinaDown to earth : the territorial bond in South China
Alternative Names
Siu Helen

Siu, Helen 1950-

Siu, Helen Funghar 1950-

Languages
English (149)