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Family, Ethnicity and State in Chinese Culture Under the Impact of Globalization

1st Edition

Edited by Han Min, Kawai Hironao

Bridge 21, USA

320 pages

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This collection of papers from a project of the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan, unites anthropologists in an international collaborative effort to reexamine the dynamics of family, ethnicity, and the nation-state in China and in overseas Chinese society. Using ethnographic fieldwork, this book sheds light on the interactions between state, society, and identity through a variety of channels, such as family, lineage, kinship or quasi-kinship network, national frameworks such as religion association, Minority Autonomous Regions, and ethnic dress. This research demonstrates that even for the same cultural phenomenon, the discourses at the common, the elite, and the institutional levels will be adjusted based on the needs of the social context, market economy, and global networks.

About the Editors

Han Min is professor in the Department of Social Research at theNational Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Osaka, Japan. Kawai Hironao is assistant professor at the Center for Research Development,National Museum of Ethnology, Japan.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General