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Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia

Edited By

Michael Weiner

ISBN 9780815371489
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
458 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia introduces theoretical approaches to the study of race, ethnicity and indigeneity in Asia beyond those commonly grounded in the Western experience.

The volume’s twenty-eight chapters consider not only the relationship between ethnic or racial minorities and the state, but social relations within and between individual and transnational communities. These shape not only the contours of governance, but also the means by which knowledge of national identity, ‘self ’, and ‘other’ have been constructed and reconstructed over time. Divided into four sections, it provides holistic and comparative coverage of South, South East, and East Asia, as well as Australasia and Oceania; an area that extends from Pakistan in the West to Hawai’i in the East.

Contributors to this handbook offer a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, opening a domain of scholarship wherein the relationship between phenotype and racism is less pronounced than European and North American approaches, which have often privileged the so-called ‘colour stigmata’, leading to further exclusions of particular ethnic, racial, and indigenous communities.

This volume seeks to overcome racism and white ideologies embedded in theories of race and ethnicity in Asia, proving a valuable resource to both students and scholars of comparative racial and ethnic studies, international relations and human rights.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Race and Ethnicity in Asia

Michael A. Weiner

Part 1: South Asia

Chapter 2. "Race in Contemporary India

Duncan McDuie-Ra

Chapter 3. Ethnic Violence in India

Ajay Verghese

Chapter 4. Ethnopolitics in Nepal

Krishna B. Bhattachan

Chapter 5. Ethnicity and Identity Politics in in Sri Lanka

Asoka Bandarage

Chapter 6. Ethnic Movements and the State in Pakistan: A Politics of Ethnicity Perspective

Farhan Hanif Siddiqi

Part 2: Southeast Asia

Chapter 7. Asian Federalism, Race and Ethnicity

Baogang He and Laura Allison-Reumann

Chapter 8. Race Relations and Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Myanmar

Kunal Mukherjee

Chapter 9. Ethnicity in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos

Sophal Ear and Gaea Morales

Chapter 10. Ethnic Conflict in Southeast Asia

Shane J. Barter

Chapter 11. Ethnicity and Electoral Systems in Southeast Asia

Joel Sawat Selway

Chapter 12. Ethnic and National Identity in Malaysia and Singapore: Origins, Contestation, and Polarization

Kai Ostwald and Isabel Chew

Part 3: East Asia

Chapter 13. Ethnicity in China

Thomas Heberer

Chapter 14. Being Muslim and Chinese

Jonathan Lipman

Chapter 15. Tibet: from conflict to protest

Ben Hillman

Chapter 16. Ethnic Conflict in Xinjiang and Its International Connections

Yu-Wen Chen

Chapter 17. Ethnic Chinese (Hwagyo) Identity Formation and Transformation in South Korea

Nora Hui-Jung Kim

Chapter 18. Multiculturalism in Korea

Timothy C. Lim

Chapter 19. Racial and Ethnic Identities in Japan

Oguma Eiji

Chapter 20. Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Education: The Ainu of Japan

Jeffry Gayman

Chapter 21. Burakumin: A Discursive History of Difference

Timothy D. Amos

Chapter 22. "Conceptualizing and Re-conceptualizing Ethnic Identities in Taiwan

Fu-chang Wang

Part 4: Australasia and Oceania

Chapter 23. The Preservation of Indigenous Cultures in Hawai’i

Davianna Pōmaika’ McGregor

Chapter 24. Race and Multiculturalism in Australia

Martina Boese

Chapter 25. Mobility and Migration in Remote Oceania: World Enlargement meets the Cartographic Imaginary

Edward D. Lowe

Chapter 26. Race and Ethnicity in the Bonin Islands

David Chapman

Chapter 27. Indigenous peoples: citizenship and self-determination – Australia, Fiji and New Zealand

Dominic O’Sullivan

Chapter 28. Okinawan-Japanese-Hawaiian Identities

Akari Osuna and Michael A. Weiner

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Michael Weiner is Professor of East Asian History and International Studies. Among his publications are The Origins of the Korean Community on Japan; 1910–1923 (1989), The Internationalization of Japan, co-editor (1992), Race and Migration in Imperial Japan (1994), Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity (1997, 2009), Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan, ed. (2005), and The Pacific Basin: An Introduction, co-editor (2017). He is the former Managing Editor of Japan Forum.