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Ethnography

  • Tibetan Independence Movementby Jane Ardley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Community Matters in Xinjiang, 1880-1949by Ildiko Beller-Hann

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    Drawing on a range of historical sources presenting both emic and etic views, this book offers an insight into aspects of social life among the Uyghur in pre-socialist Xinjiang and substantiates the concept of tradition which modern Uyghurs draw upon to construct their ethnic identity. 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...

  • 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...

  • Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alleyby Anne-Marie Brady

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 178.00

    This study is a radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources. Rather than a biography as such, it is a revisionist history, re-examining what we know and understand about one of the most famous, or indeed infamous, foreigners in modern... 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...

  • The Uyghur Lobbyby Yu-Wen Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    An upsurge in violence between Uyghur and Han in China?s far western region of Xinjiang has gained increased media and academic attention in recent years as was evidenced in the July 2009 riots. Numbering over eight million, the Uyghur are China?s fifth-largest minority nationality, and their mounting aspiration for obtaining more autonomy has contributed... 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...

  • 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...