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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Tibetan Independence Movementby Jane Ardley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    Tibet has been occupied for over fifty years, yet no progress has been made in solving the Tibetan problem. The first serious analysis of the Tibetan independence movement, this book is also the first to view the struggle from a comparative perspective, making an overt comparison with the Indian independence movement. It rectifies the problem that... more...

  • Under the Heel of the Dragonby Blaine Kaltman

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Turkic Muslims known as the Uighur have long faced social and economic disadvantages in China because of their minority status. Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China offers a unique insight into current conflicts resulting from the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the Chinese government?s oppression of... more...

  • The Uyghursby Gardner Bovingdon

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...