ABSTRACT

In Chapter 3, I looked into the dialectics of different parties from rural and urban areas and explored how different groups viewed the women’s inheritance movement. I also pointed out how the movement failed to promote its ideals into the walled villages. As I suggested in Chapter 3, one of the reasons was that the walled-village women activists were not originally fighting for gender equality. Also, it was because of the divide between rural and urban areas that caused urban women to be ignorant of the walled village-women’s conditions, as well as the fact that urban women did not feel the need to push further for gender equality in the walled villages. The scarce amount and content of scholarly discussions on this phenomenon could also reflect this rural/urban schism and scholastic negligence in regarding the New Territories as an important aspect to the understanding of Hong Kong.