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Books on Ethnic Groups in China
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
This ethnography explores contemporary narratives of �Han-ness,� revealing the nuances of what Han identity means today in relation to that of the fifty-five officially recognized minority ethnic groups in China, as well as in relation to home place identities and the country�s national identity. Based on research she conducted among native and migrant Han in Shanghai and Beijing, Aqsu (in Xinjiang), and the Sichuan-Yunnan border area, Agnieszka Joniak-Luthi uncovers and discusses these identity topographies. Bringing into focus the Han majority, which has long acted as an unexamined backdrop to ethnic minorities, Joniak-Luthi contributes to the emerging field of critical Han studies as she considers how the Han describe themselves - particularly what unites and divides them - as well as the functions of Han identity and the processes through which it is maintained and reproduced. The Han will appeal to scholars and students of contemporary China, anthropology, and ethnic and cultural studies.
Communist Multiculturalism: Ethnic Revival in Southwest China
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
The communist Chinese state promotes the distinctiveness of the many minorities within its borders. At the same time, it is vigilant in suppressing groups that threaten the nation's unity or its modernizing goals. In Communist Multiculturalism, Susan K. McCarthy examines three minority groups in the province of Yunnan, focusing on the ways in which they have adapted to the government's nationbuilding and minority nationalities policies since the 1980s. She reveals that Chinese government policy is shaped by perceptions of what constitutes an authentic cultural group and of the threat ethnic minorities may constitute to national interests. These minority groups fit no clear categories but rather are practicing both their Chinese citizenship and the revival of their distinct cultural identities. For these groups, being minority is, or can be, one way of being national. Minorities in the Chinese state face a paradox: modern, cosmopolitan, sophisticated people -- good Chinese citizens, in other words -- do not engage in unmodern behaviors. Minorities, however, are expected to engage in them.
Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
China's exploitation by Western imperialism is well known, but the imperialist treatment within China of ethnic minorities has been little explored. Around the geographic periphery of China, as well as some of the less accessible parts of the interior, and even in its cities, live a variety of peoples of different origins, languages, ecological adaptations, and cultures. These people have interacted for centuries with the Han Chinese majority, with other minority ethnic groups (minzu), and with non-Chinese, but identification of distinct groups and analysis of their history and relationship to others still are problematic. Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers provides rich material for the comparative study of colonialism and imperialism and for the study of Chinese nation-building. It represents some of the first scholarship on ethnic minorities in China based on direct research since before World War II. This, combined with increasing awareness in the West of the importance of ethnic relations, makes it an especially timely book. It will be of interest to anthopologists, historians, and political scientists, as well as to sinologists.
In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border
Call Number: Ebook
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
The story underlying this ethnography began with the recent discovery and commercialization of the remnant of an ancient �queendom� on the Sichuan-Tibet border. Recorded in classical Chinese texts, this legendary matriarchal domain has attracted not only tourists but the vigilance of the Chinese state. Tenzin Jinba�s research examines the consequences of development of the queendom label for local ethnic, gender, and political identities and for state-society relations.
Bryson, Megan. “Baijie and the Bai: Gender and Ethnic Religion in Dali, Yunnan.” Asian Ethnology, no. 1, 2013, p. 3. EBSCOhost, ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.347520273&site=eds-live.
Duan, Yuanbing. “Trilingual Literacy for Ethnic Groups in China: A Case Study of Hani People in Yuanyang County of Yunnan.” English Language Teaching, vol. 4, no. 4, Dec. 2011, pp. 274–278. EBSCOhost, ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ1081148&site=eds-live.
Li, Hao. “Multicultural Communication Competence and Education in Ethnic Minority Areas of Yunnan.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies, no. 5, 2018, p. 541. EBSCOhost, ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsglr&AN=edsgcl.542244083&site=eds-live.
Wang, Jiayi, and Gerard A. Postiglione. “China’s Minorities without Written Scripts: The Case of Education Access among the Dongxiang.” Chinese Education & Society, vol. 48, no. 6, Jan. 2015, pp. 381–399. EBSCOhost, ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ1130227&site=eds-live.
Zhao, Zhenzhou. “Empowerment in a Socialist Egalitarian Agenda: Minority Women in China’s Higher Education System.” Gender & Education, vol. 23, no. 4, July 2011, pp. 431–445. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/09540253.2010.506869.
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