Dr. Ju-chen Chen’s article, entitled “Sunday catwalk: The self-making of Filipino migrant women in Hong Kong”, has been published as a chapter of the book The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility Volume 2, edited by Yuk Wah Chan, Heidi Fung, and Grażyna Szymańska-Matusiewicz:
"Ju-chen Chen offers a fascinating story of the self-enterprising Filipino domestic workers who do not rest on their rest days, but instead engage in all sorts of event-making activities. By participating in and organising beauty pageants, contests and performances, the migrant women un-mistakenly construct a new group identity for themselves which is not a replica of the national (home) discourse, but is a more regional or home-town based folk network. Through their busy schedules and flamboyant “catwalking” on Sundays, Filipino women reassert their desire to create a better self during their overseas stays as domestic workers in Hong Kong."
|Book cover of The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility Volume 2|
The book explores three themes, which include "Women and Migration", "Refugee and Borderland Migration" and "Remittances and Migration Economics". Details of the book can be found at http://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-age-of-asian-migration-2.
Chan, Yuk Wah, Fung, Heidi, & Szymańska-Matusiewicz, Grażyna eds. 2015. The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility Volume 2. UK:Cambridge Scholars Publishing.