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  • Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanismby Kwok Bun Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    This is a study of ethnicity, hybridity and cosmopolitanism among Chinese migrants. Using detailed examples, the author analyzes the issues with new perspectives, identifying flaws in classic sociology and rethinking assumptions about identity and selfhood. 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$ 49.95

    Using both qualitative and quantitative data derived from fieldwork in Lanzhou between 2001 and 2004, this much-needed work on ethnicity in Asia offers a major sociological analysis of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

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

  • The Chineseby Jasper Becker

    Oxford University Press, USA 2002; US$ 18.99

    In The Chinese, Jasper Becker, China's premier western correspondent, strips the country of its myths and captures the Chinese as they really live. For nearly two decades Becker has lived in China, and reported from areas where most visitors do not reach. Here he is at his most candid, reporting from all over the country: from tiny, crowded homes... more...

  • Modern China's Ethnic Frontiersby Hsiao-ting Lin

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    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. 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$ 100.00

    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$ 95.00

    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...

  • 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...