Festivals of modern immigrants importantly provide insights to understand the cultural flow and historical development of globalisation.By analysing Australia’s dragon festivals from ritual performance of men to modern dance with women participation, this paper demonstrates that the immigrants do not just transplant their ancestral culture but transformed their identity and culture in order to respond to local and international challenges. The most important transformation of Australia’s dragon festivals from street performance to modern dance activity is the emergence of space for gender sociality in associated with rising role of women. The transformation of Australia’s dragon festival thus provides a significant case for us to consider an alternative approach on women’s social impact and gender sociality in the world history beyond male dominated perspectives toward power and network.
|Translated title of the contribution||Festivals of modern immigrants and women's sociability: the case of Australia's dragon festivals, 1870s-1938|
|Title of host publication||全球史评论|
|Publisher||Capital Normal University Press|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|