Ethnic Identity in China

Ethnic Identity in China : Making of a Muslim Minority Nationality

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This case study introduces students to the problems of ethnic diversity in China, a modern nation-state that is normally thought of and taught culturally as monolithic. By introducing students to the wide diversity of identity within one nationality, they are exposed to the ethnic complexities as well as to the larger issue of ethnic pluralism in modern nation-states. Perceptions regarding other societies are challenged and broadened.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 162.6 x 234.2 x 8.6mm | 281.23g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0155019708
  • 9780155019706

Table of contents

Introduction - the uniting of China. Creating Muslim identity in China; inventing the Hui nationality in the Chinese state; ethnoreligious resurgence in a northwestern Sufi community; Chang Ying - gender, marriage and identity maintenance in a Hui autonomous village; Oxen street - the urban Hui experience in Beijing; Chendai - ethnic revitalization in Quanzhou, Fujan; conclusion - ethnic national identity in the contemporary Chinese state.
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