By Ochiai Emiko
Winner of the 2014 selection awesome educational identify Award This booklet contains contributions from a individual staff of foreign researchers who study the old improvement of "new ladies" and "good spouse, clever mother," women's roles in socialist and transitional modernity and the transnational migration of either household and intercourse employees in addition to better halves.
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Criticism has been levelled at existing research on international migration, which treats the marriage migration of “wives” and the labor migration of “workers” as completely different spheres (Piper and Roces 2003). Nevertheless, it is too narrow a vision to see these strategies as only aimed at economic benefit. There is a massive economic benefit in being able to send money home, but the “better life” that these women dream of includes a number of different aspects. ” In other words, their image includes a kind husband and children, love, economic stability, and an improvement in their own career (Nakamatsu 2003: 186–7).
In Part 2, “Multiple Faces of the Good Wife/Wise Mother,” we look at the forms and changes in the ideal image of women in Asia. ” The Asian “good wife and wise mother” ideal image of women, which merges modernity and tradition, varies by time and social regime, and at the same time, maintains a significant influence on the identity-building of Asian women. The first two chapters look at Korea and China in the early twentieth century, showing how the modern “good wife and wise mother” (or “wise mother and good wife” in Korea, “wise wife and good mother” in China) image of women was shaped and changed.
Asian Women and Intimate Work by Ochiai Emiko