RR27560036
HISTORY OF HONG KONG, THE: 8. ANTI-MUI TSAI MOVEMENT
Examines the controversy over the traditional Chinese customs of keeping "mui tsai" (maids). In the late 19th Century, kidnapping was rampant and because "mui tsai" were not paid and had no freedom, they were considered as slaves by westerners though to the Chinese it sometimes was an act of charity to take in a poor girl as "mui tsai". Reviews the battle between the prominent local Chinese community that supports keeping "mui tsai" and the westerners and Christians who opposed it that eventually led to the intervention by the British Parliament and the 1923 legislation to ban the practice.
DVD
30 minutes
2009
 
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