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Ethnography

  • Autonomy, Ethnicity, and Poverty in Southwestern Chinaby Chih-yu Shih

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This book examines the three different channels by which the Chinese state reaches out to ethnic communities: autonomy, ethnicity, and poverty. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Coming to Terms with the Nationby Thomas Mullaney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    China is a vast nation comprised of hundreds of distinct ethnic communities, each with its own language, history, and culture. Today the government of China recognizes just 56 ethnic nationalities, or minzu, as groups entitled to representation. This controversial new book recounts the history of the most sweeping attempt to sort and categorize the... 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...

  • A Comparative Study of Minority Development in China and Canadaby Reza Hasmath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    Drawing upon the latest statistics and detailed interviews, this book examines the experiences of ethnic minorities from schooling to the job search, hiring, and promotion processes. more...

  • The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japanby Frank Dikotter

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1997; US$ 40.00

    This volume shows that the construction of symbolic boundaries between racial categories has undergone many transformations in China and Japan, but the attempt to rationalize and rank differences between population groups remains widespread. 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...