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  • Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanismby Kwok Bun Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Drawing uponwide-ranging case study material, thebook 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...

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

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 68.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Modern China's Ethnic Frontiersby Hsiao-ting Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    The purpose of this book is to examine the strategies and practices of the Han Chinese Nationalists vis--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...

  • Coming to Terms with the Nationby Thomas Mullaney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Passage to Manhoodby Shao-hua Liu

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    Passage to Manhood is a groundbreaking and beautifully written ethnography that addresses the intersection of modernity, heroin use, and AIDS as they intersect in a new "rite-of-passage" among young ethnic-minority males in contemporary China. more...

  • Visuality and Identityby Shu-mei Shih

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    Shu-mei Shih inaugurates the field of Sinophone studies in this vanguard excursion into sophisticated cultural criticism situated at the intersections of Chinese studies, Asian American studies, diaspora studies, and transnational studies. Arguing that the visual has become the primary means of mediating identities under global capitalism, Shih examines... more...