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  • The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japanby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1997; US$ 40.00

    This volume shows that the construction of symbolic boundaries between racial categories has undergone many transformations in China and Japan, but the attempt to rationalize and rank differences between population groups remains widespread. more...

  • The Age of Opennessby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 35.00

    The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this engagingly written book shows instead that the first half of the twentieth century witnessed a qualitatively unprecedented trend towards openness.Frank Dikotter argues that the years from 1900 to 1949 were characterised at... more...

  • Sex, Culture and Modernity in Chinaby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1995; US$ 29.00

    With the disintegration of Confucian cosmology after the fall of the imperial system in China, medical science was introduced as the epistemological foundation for social order. The construction of sexuality as a dangerous drive which was thought to form the very core of an individual led to the emergence of a wide range of identities. The roots of... more...

  • The Discourse of Race in Modern Chinaby Frank Dikötter

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Dikötter writes accessible history and has won the prestigious BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for his book Mao's Great Famine . The author shows how and why notions of 'race' became so widespread in China, now updated to include the continuation of this trend into the twenty-first century. He examines how Western notions of scientific racism have played... more...

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