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Ethnography

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  • The Tree That Bleedsby Nick Holdstock

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    In 1997 a small town in a remote part of China was shaken by violent protests that led to the imposition of martial law. Some said it was a peaceful demonstration that was brutally suppressed by the government; others that it was an act of terrorism. When Nick Holdstock arrived in 2001, the town was still bitterly divided.BACK COVER: 'There is still... more...

  • Community Matters in Xinjiang, 1880-1949by Ildiko Beller-Hann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    Drawing on a range of historical sources presenting both emic and etic views, this book offers an insight into aspects of social life among the Uyghur in pre-socialist Xinjiang and substantiates the concept of tradition which modern Uyghurs draw upon to construct their ethnic identity. more...

  • 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...

  • De-Politicization of Ethnic Questions in Chinaby Lizhong Xie

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 66.00

    De-politicizing issues of ethnicity is a new theoretical approach to study ethnic questions actively propounded and elaborated by Professor Ma Rong of Sociology Department of Peking University in the past ten years. In the recent years, this theoretical approach has aroused biggish responses from the academic community in Mainland China, the relevant... more...

  • Ethnicity in China: A Critical Introductionby Xiaowei Zang

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    On the global stage, China is often seen to be a homogenous nation when, in fact, it is a diverse multi-ethnic society, with 55 minority nationality groups recognized by the government. Scattered across the vast landmass, ethnic minorities in China occupy a precarious place in the state, where the Confucian concept of cultural community plays down... more...

  • Perspectives on South Africa-China Relations at 15 Yearsby Yazini April; Garth Shelton

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2014; US$ 25.00

    The year 2013 marked 15 years of the phenomenal diplomatic relations between South Africa and China. Th e relationship between South Africa and China has been developing since diplomatic ties were established on 1 January 1998. Since then, South Africa-China?s bilateral relations have undergone rapid and all-facet development. Th ere were frequent... more...

  • Sapajouby Nenad Djordjevic; Sapajou

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 29.99

    Documenting the work of a brilliant and acerbic political cartoonist, this compilation presents the work of Sapajou from 1923 through 1931. With art depicting Shanghai street scenes, China at war, jazz culture, kidnappings, heat waves, and typhoons, this inspired collection documents the golden years of the Pearl of the Orient and the distinct character... more...

  • The Uyghur Lobbyby Yu-Wen Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    An upsurge in violence between Uyghur and Han in China?s far western region of Xinjiang has gained increased media and academic attention in recent years as was evidenced in the July 2009 riots. Numbering over eight million, the Uyghur are China?s fifth-largest minority nationality, and their mounting aspiration for obtaining more autonomy has contributed... more...

  • Autonomy, Ethnicity, and Poverty in Southwestern Chinaby Chih-yu Shih

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    This book examines the three different channels by which the Chinese state reaches out to ethnic communities: autonomy, ethnicity, and poverty. more...

  • Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanismby Kwok Bun Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Drawing upon wide-ranging case study material, the book explores the ever-changing personal and cultural identity of Chinese migrants and the diverse cosmopolitan communities they create. The various models of newly-forged communities are examined with the added dimension of personal identity and the individual's place in society. With particular... more...