1st Edition

Nationalism and Ethnoregional Identities in China

Edited By Safran William Copyright 1998
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Chapter 1 Introduction: Nation, Ethnie, Region, and Religion as Markers of Identity, William Safran; Chapter 2 State Discourses, Minority Policies, and the Politics of Identity in the Lijiang Naxi People's Autonomous County, SYDNEY D. WHITE; Chapter 3 Han–Muslim and Intra-Muslim Social Relations in Northwestern China, COLIN MACKERRAS; Chapter 4 Language Education, Intellectuals and Symbolic Representation: Being an Urban Mongolian in a New Configuration of Social Evolution, NARAN BILIK; Chapter 5 The Texture of Tongues: Languages and Power in China, ARIENNE M. DWYER; Chapter 6 Preferential Policies for Ethnic Minorities in China: The Case of Xinjiang, BARRY SAUTMAN; Chapter 7 Ethnic Identity Change in the People's Republic of China: An Explanation Using Data from the 1982 and 1990 Census Enumerations, MATTHEW HODDIE; Chapter 8 Unforgiven and Remembered: The Impact of Ethnic Conflicts in Everyday Muslim–Han Social Relations on Hainan Island, KENG-FONG PANG; Chapter 9 Patriotic Viliams and Patriotic Heroes: Chinese Literary Nationalism in the 1990s, YINGJIE GUO;


    William Safran University of Colorado, Boulder

    'Well investigated ... stimulating analyses ... a helpful introduction, especially for students starting out in the field of minority studies in China and the comparative aspects of ethnic issues.' - China Information