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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.

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.


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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Introduction: Civilizing Projects and the Reaction to Them
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  1. Part I: The Historiography of Ethnic Identity: Scholarly and Official Discourses
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  1. The Naxi and the Nationalities Question
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  1. The History of The History of The Yi
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  1. Defining the Miao: Ming, Qing, and Contemporary Views
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  1. Making Histories: Contending Conceptions of the Yao Past
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  1. Père Vial and The Gni-p'a: Orientalist Scholarship and the Christian Project
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  1. Voices of Manchu Identity, 1635-1935
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  1. Part II: The History of Ethnic Identity: The Process of Peoples
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  1. Millenarianism, Christian Movements, and Ethnic Change Among The Miao in Southwest China
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  1. Chinggis Khan: From Imperial Ancestor to Ethnic Hero
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  1. The Impact of Urban Ethnic Education on Modern Mongolian Ethnicity, 1949-1966
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  1. On the Dynamics of Tai/Dai-Lue Ethnicity: An Ethnohistorical Analysis
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295804088
Related ISBN(s)
9780295973807
MARC Record
OCLC
558428462
Pages
388
Launched on MUSE
2013-06-30
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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