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  • 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-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. 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...

  • The Uyghursby Gardner Bovingdon

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    For close to half a century, the Uyghur people of Xinjiang, in northwestern China, have struggled to achieve autonomy and independence. As reflected by recent events, however, their efforts have been met mostly with violent resistance, matched by a sophisticated strategy of state-sanctioned propaganda, dissident broadsides, and viral ethnonational... more...

  • Expatriates in Chinaby Ilaria Boncori

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...