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Ethnography

  • The Tibetan Independence Movementby Jane Ardley

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    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. 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radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources.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. more...

  • Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanismby Kwok Bun Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    This is a study of ethnicity, hybridity and cosmopolitanism among Chinese migrants. Using detailed examples, the author analyzes the issues with new perspectives, identifying flaws in classic sociology and rethinking assumptions about identity and selfhood. more...

  • The Uyghur Lobbyby Yu-Wen Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book explores the global operations and sister groups of the Uyghur Diaspora umbrella organization, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC). It examines the WUC?s networks, the coalitions it has formed as well as the strategies it pursues to raise the public profile of Uyghur issues on the international stage. This unique and timely study reveals how... 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...