Leng Leng Thang, Ph.D. (1997) in Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is Assistant Professor at Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore. She is the author of Generations in Touch: Linking the old and young in Tokyo neighbourhood (Cornell University Press, 2001).
Wei-hsin Yu, Ph.D. (1999) in Sociology, University of Chicago, is Assistant Research Fellow at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She has published extensively on labor markets in East Asia and is currently working on a book comparing women's employment in Japan and Taiwan.
All those interested in family/work systems, gender inequality, economic development, migration and social change, as well as sociologistis and anthopologists who are concerned about contemporary Asian societies.
Table of contents
1. Introduction: Assessing Women’s Roles in Asian Economies, Wei-Hsin Yu and Leng Leng Thang
Part I: Negotiating Dual Roles
2. Gender, Family, and Forms of Labor Force Participation: Women and Non-standard Employment in Japan and Taiwan, Wei-hsin Yu
3. Married Women’s Employment and Housework in South Korea, Sunhwa Lee
4. The Other Chief Executive Officer: Homemaking as a Sequencing Strategy and Career Project among Married Chinese Women in Singapore, Lai Ah Eng and Shirlena Huang
Part II: Constraints in the Workplace
5. Clerical Work and Women's Employment in Japan: Female Occupation Theory Revisited, Shuichi Hirata
6. Changing Work Identities for Professional Women in Hong Kong, Ann Brooks
7. When Women Go Fishing: Women’s Work in Vietnamese Fishing Communities, Pham Van Bich
Part III: State and Gendered Policies
8. Pink-Collared Workers and the Family in Modernizing Malaysia: A Case Study of the Garment Industry, Vicki Crinis
9. Social and Economic Development among Rural Women in Northern Thailand, Angeline Ames and Todd Ames
10. Women in Split Families: The Case of Mainland Chinese Wives and their Hong Kong Husbands, Vivian W.Q.Lou and Looi Looi Low
Part IV: Globalization, Migration, and the Impacts on Women
11. Cooperation and Competition across Border Markets: Changes in the Definition of Women’s Weaving Activities in Lao-Thai Borderlands, Kyoko Kusakabe
12. Gendered Work, Migration, and Social Networks in Two Villages in West Java, Rachel Silvey
13. Challenging the Life Course; Japanese Single Working Women in Singapore, Leng Leng Thang, Miho Goda, Elizabeth MacLachlan