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  • Islam, Family Life, and Gender Inequality in Urban Chinaby Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • Nationalism and Ethnoregional Identities in Chinaby Safran William

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    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$ 165.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • China's Ethnic Minorities and Globalisationby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    China's fifty-five ethnic minorities form about nine per cent of the Chinese population, with over 100 million people, and occupy over sixty per cent of China's territory. This book examines the current state of China's ethnic minorities. 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...

  • 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...

  • Russian Politics in Exileby Dr Felix Patrikeeff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 142.00

    This work explores Russian life in Northern Manchuria during the period of political, economic and social upheaval, leading to its eventual de facto control by Japan, and disruption of the balance of power in the Northeast Asian Region. Presenting a fresh interpretation of the combined impact of the 1929 Sino-Soviet Conflict and the onset of the Great... more...

  • Life in a Kam Village in Southwest China, 1930-1949by C. Ou; D. Norman Geary

    BRILL 2007; US$ 123.00

    An insider's account of minority life in China which is also the sequel to "The Kam People of China". more...