© 2016

Chinese-British Intermarriage

Disentangling Gender and Ethnicity


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Yang Hu
    Pages 1-24
  3. Yang Hu
    Pages 25-53
  4. Yang Hu
    Pages 123-155
  5. Yang Hu
    Pages 191-210
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-267

About this book


Exploring how people negotiate and reconcile, construct and re-construct their distinctive gender and ethnic identities in a cross-cultural context, Hu examines what happens when two distinct cultures meet at the intimate interface of marriage and family. Chinese-British Intermarriage reveals how gender and ethnic identities intersect in distinctive ways in shaping the lived experiences of intermarried couples. Through the kaleidoscope of first-generation Chinese-British inter-ethnic families in the UK, the book brings together family,  gender, migration and ethnic studies, reflecting on ongoing social processes such as individualisation and globalisation.


intimate life marriage China Britain family race sociology migration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of Essex Department of SociologyEssexUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Yang Hu is a Senior Researcher in Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. His research areas include family and gender, ethnicity and migration, as well as contemporary Chinese societies.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chinese-British Intermarriage
  • Book Subtitle Disentangling Gender and Ethnicity
  • Authors Yang Hu
  • Series Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29280-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80530-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29281-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Family
    Gender Studies
    Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
    Ethnicity Studies
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“Yang Hu makes a highly original contribution to family sociology in general and the study of interethnic intimate relationships in particular. … Chinese-British Intermarriage is a book that deserves to be widely read.” (Daniel Nehring,, June, 2018)