Chinese-British Intermarriage: Disentangling Gender and by Yang Hu

By Yang Hu

Exploring how humans negotiate and reconcile, build and re-construct their designated gender and ethnic identities in a cross-cultural context, Hu examines what occurs whilst exact cultures meet on the intimate interface of marriage and family. Chinese-British Intermarriage finds how gender and ethnic identities intersect in certain methods in shaping the lived studies of intermarried undefined. in the course of the kaleidoscope of first-generation Chinese-British inter-ethnic households within the united kingdom, the e-book brings jointly family,  gender, migration and ethnic reviews, reflecting on ongoing social techniques reminiscent of individualisation and globalisation.

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2012), in contrast with approximately 500 in 2000.  Second, a remarkably high percentage (89 %) of the Chinese marriage migrants who participated in this research were female. , 2012). This is consistently mirrored in the data that around 40 % of Chinese women are in partnerships with someone from a different ethnic group in the UK (Muttarak & Heath, 2010; Platt, 2009); and twice as many Chinese women are in inter-ethnic relationships as Chinese men (ONS, 2014). However, although marriage migration is recognised as a major channel leading into Chinese-British inter-ethnic families in the UK, the statistics on marriage migration, like that of the other parameters presented in this section, do not directly measure ethnic intermarriage, and therefore provide only a rough and indirect means of estimation.

At home, retirement has left Fred ample time to take over the running of the household, including such chores as vacuuming, cooking and laundry. When asked to think about the future, Fred revealed that he would still consider the possibility of settling down permanently in China. Xiu agreed in theory with the idea of returning to China, but explained that she would have to keep her job for a few more years before they could afford to make a life there. Cora majored in education at university in China and went on to be an English teacher in a private language school.

What is unique of the case of intermarriage is that the process of genderrole orientation may not take place on its own. Although, like Weiwei, most of the marriage migrants involved in this study prioritised their children, families and domestic lives above all else, some displayed a clear preference for professional advancement, and viewed intermarriage and migration as an opportunity to develop their careers. Fang was one of the few UK-based Chinese professionals in this research to withdraw from their careers; many former professionals and students simply continued working after marriage.

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