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Ethnography

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  • Coming to Terms with the Nationby Thomas Mullaney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    China is a vast nation comprised of hundreds of distinct ethnic communities, each with its own language, history, and culture. Today the government of China recognizes just 56 ethnic nationalities, or minzu, as groups entitled to representation. This controversial new book recounts the history of the most sweeping attempt to sort and categorize the... more...

  • A Comparative Study of Minority Development in China and Canadaby Reza Hasmath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Drawing upon the latest statistics and detailed interviews, this book examines the experiences of ethnic minorities from schooling to the job search, hiring, and promotion processes. more...

  • Empire at the Marginsby Pamela Kyle Crossley; Helen F. Siu; Donald S. Sutton

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Focusing on the Ming (1368-1644) and (especially) the Qing (1364-1912) eras, this book analyzes crucial moments in the formation of cultural, regional, and religious identities. The contributors examine the role of the state in a variety of environments on China's "peripheries," paying attention to shifts in law, trade, social stratification, and cultural... more...

  • Ethnicity and Urban Life in Chinaby Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This much-needed work on ethnicity in Asia offers a major sociological analysis of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. Using both qualitative and quantitative data derived from fieldwork in Lanzhou between March 2001 and July 2004, it looks at the contrast between the urban life of the Han people, the ethnic majority in the city of Lanzhou, and the... more...

  • Expatriates in Chinaby Ilaria Boncori

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    Focuses on the individual experiences of Western expatriates in China by merging academic knowledge and real-life testimonials given by interviewees. The author also draws on her own experience of living and working in China, to explore a range of challenges and opportunities met by Western expatriates. more...

  • Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alleyby Anne-Marie Brady

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    This study is a radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources. Rather than a biography as such, it is a revisionist history, re-examining what we know and understand about one of the most famous, or indeed infamous, foreigners in modern... more...

  • International Ethnic Networks and Intra-Ethnic Conflictby Hyejin Kim

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Since the normalization of Sino-Korean diplomatic relations in 1992, many South Koreans have moved to China for business, education, and other purposes. There they have encountered Korean-Chinese; ethnic Koreans who have lived in China for decades. This has lead to 'intra-ethnic conflict' which has divided Korean communities. more...

  • Islam, Family Life, and Gender Inequality in Urban Chinaby Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book studies the relationship between Islam, family processes, and gender inequality among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi, China. Empirically, it shows in quantitative terms the extent of gender inequalities among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi and tests whether the gender inequalities are a difference in kind or in degree. It examines five aspects of... more...

  • The Lahu Minority in Southwest Chinaby Jianxiong Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Modern China's Ethnic Frontiersby Hsiao-ting Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The purpose of this book is to examine the strategies and practices of the Han Chinese Nationalists vis-à-vis post-Qing China?s ethnic minorities, as well as to explore the role they played in the formation of contemporary China?s Central Asian frontier territoriality and border security. The Chinese Revolution of 1911, initiated by Sun Yat-sen,... more...