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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00
The Lahu, with a population of around 470,000, inhabit the mountainous country in Yunnan Province bordering on Burma, Laos and northern Thailand. Buddhists, with a long history of resistance to the Chinese Han majority, the Lahu are currently facing a serious collapse of their traditional social system, with the highest suicide rate in the world,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
China's fifty-five officially recognised ethnic minorities form about 8% of the Chinese population, with over 100 million people, and occupy over 60% of China's territory. They are very diverse, and the degree of modernisation among them varies greatly. This book examines the current state of China's ethnic minorities at a time when ethnic affairs... more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
Nearly seven million Yi people live in Southwest China, but most educated people outside China have never heard of them. This book, the first scholarly study in a Western language on the Yi in four decades, brings this little-known part of the world to life. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 192.00
Amongst the Chinese exists great cultural variety and diversity. The Cantonese care more for profit than face and are good businessmen, whereas Fujian Rén are frank, blunt and outspoken but daring and generous. Beijing Rén are more aristocratic and well-mannered, having stayed in a city ruled by emperors of different dynasties. Shanghai Rén are more... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 19.95
Traveling more than 14,000 miles by bus and train to the farthest reaches of China, the authors of this narrative explore the minority peoples who dwell there, talking to farmers in their fields, monks in their monasteries, fishermen on their skiffs, and herders on the steppe. Closely observing daily life in these remote regions, they document the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 136.00
This work explores Russian life in Northern Manchuria during the period of political, economic and social upheaval, leading to its eventual de facto control by Japan, and disruption of the balance of power in the Northeast Asian Region. Presenting a fresh interpretation of the combined impact of the 1929 Sino-Soviet Conflict and the onset of the Great... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00
An insider's account of minority life in China which is also the sequel to "The Kam People of China". more...
- Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 67.50
This is a comprehensive ethnographic study about the Moso, a matrilineal group in Southwest China, whose unique traditions are bound to change accepted notions of marriage, kinship, the family, and gender relations. more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95
In the post-Maoist era, China adopted a strategy for investing in the “quality” of its people—through education and training opportunities—that created talented labor. In her significant ethnographic study, Patriotic Professionalism in Urban China , Lisa Hoffman explains why the development of “human capital”... more...