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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nationalism and Ethnoregional Identities in Chinaby Safran William

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Western political scientists have tended to neglect the ethnic dimension in China, and have overemphasized the development from large empire to unified nation. This book brings together a number of case studies on the ethnic and regional dimensions of Chinese politics and society. more...

  • The Lahu Minority in Southwest Chinaby Jianxiong Ma

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    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...

  • China's Ethnic Minorities and Globalisationby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    China's fifty-five officially recognised ethnic minorities form about 8% of the Chinese population, with over 100 million people, and occupy over 60% of China's territory. They are very diverse, and the degree of modernisation among them varies greatly. This book examines the current state of China's ethnic minorities at a time when ethnic affairs... more...

  • Pioneers Of Modern Chinaby Lee Khoon Choy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 192.00

    Amongst the Chinese exists great cultural variety and diversity. The Cantonese care more for profit than face and are good businessmen, whereas Fujian Rén are frank, blunt and outspoken but daring and generous. Beijing Rén are more aristocratic and well-mannered, having stayed in a city ruled by emperors of different dynasties. Shanghai Rén are more... more...

  • Invisible Chinaby Colin Legerton; Jacob Rawson

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Traveling more than 14,000 miles by bus and train to the farthest reaches of China, the authors of this narrative explore the minority peoples who dwell there, talking to farmers in their fields, monks in their monasteries, fishermen on their skiffs, and herders on the steppe. Closely observing daily life in these remote regions, they document the... more...

  • Defending Heavenby James Waterson

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    The Defence of Heaven brings together, for the first time in one volume, a complete history of the Jin, Song and Ming dynasties’ wars fought against the Mongols. Lasting nearly two centuries, these wars, fought to defend Chinese civilization against a brutal and unrelenting foe, pitted personal heroics against the inexorable Mongol war machine... more...

  • Perspectives On the Yi of Southwest China by Stevan Harrell

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    Nearly seven million Yi people live in Southwest China, but most educated people outside China have never heard of them. This book, the first scholarly study in a Western language on the Yi in four decades, brings this little-known part of the world to life. more...