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Ethnography

  • 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...

  • Chinese Engagement in Africaby Larry Hanauer; Lyle J. Morris

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    Examines Chinese engagement with African nations, focusing on (1) Chinese and African objectives in the political and economic spheres and how they work to achieve them, (2) African perceptions of Chinese engagement, (3) how China has adjusted its policies to accommodate African views, and (4) whether the United States and China are competing for influence,... more...

  • De-Politicization of Ethnic Questions in Chinaby Lizhong Xie

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 114.00

    De-politicizing issues of ethnicity is a new theoretical approach to study ethnic questions actively propounded and elaborated by Professor Ma Rong of Sociology Department of Peking University in the past ten years. In the recent years, this theoretical approach has aroused biggish responses from the academic community in Mainland China, the relevant... 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...

  • 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 Tree That Bleedsby Nick Holdstock

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    In 1997 a small town in a remote part of China was shaken by violent protests that led to the imposition of martial law. Some said it was a peaceful demonstration that was brutally suppressed by the government; others that it was an act of terrorism. When Nick Holdstock arrived in 2001, the town was still bitterly divided. BACK COVER: 'There is... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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...