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  1. Lijiang Stories
    Lijiang, a once-sleepy market town in southwest China, has become a magnet for tourism since the mid-1990s. Drawing on stories about taxi drivers, reluctant brides, dogmeat, and shamanism, Emily Chao illustrates how biopolitics... Learn More
    Published: 7th December 2012
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  2. In the Circle of White Stones
    This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 2016
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  3. Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State
    Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State views modern Chinese political history from the perspective of Han officials who were tasked with governing Xinjiang. This region, inhabited by Uighurs, Kazaks, Hui, Mongols, Kirgiz, and Tajiks,... Learn More
    Published: 28th April 2016
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  4. The Han
    This ethnography explores contemporary narratives of Han-ness, revealing the nuances of what Han identity means today in relation to that of the fifty-five officially recognized minority ethnic groups in China, as well as in relation... Learn More
    Published: 12th May 2015
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  5. Mapping Shangrila
    In 2001 the Chinese government announced that the precise location of Shangrilaa place that previously had existed only in fictionhad been identified in Zhongdian County, Yunnan. Since then, Sino-Tibetan borderlands in Yunnan,... Learn More
    Published: 11th June 2014
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  6. Doing Business in Rural China
    Longlisted for the 2009 ICAS Book AwardMountainous Liangshan Prefecture, on the southern border of Sichuan Province, is one of China's most remote regions. Although Liangshan's majority ethnic group, the Nuosu (now classified... Learn More
    Published: 27th March 2014
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  7. A Landscape of Travel
    While the number of domestic leisure travelers has increased dramatically in reform-era China, the persistent gap between urban and rural living standards attests to ongoing social, economic, and political inequalities. The state... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2014
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  8. China's New Socialist Countryside
    Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this case study examines the impact of economic development on ethnic minority people living along the upper-middle reaches of the Nu (Salween) River in Yunnan. In this highly mountainous, sparsely... Learn More
    Published: 8th October 2013
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  9. Empire and Identity in Guizhou
    This historical investigation describes the Qing imperial authorities attempts to consolidate control over the Zhongjia, a non-Han population, in eighteenth-century Guizhou, a poor, remote, and environmentally harsh province in... Learn More
    Published: 16th September 2013
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  10. In the Land of the Eastern Queendom
    The story underlying this ethnography began with the recent discovery and commercialization of the remnant of an ancient queendom on the Sichuan-Tibet border. Recorded in classical Chinese texts, this legendary matriarchal domain... Learn More
    Published: 5th September 2013
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  11. Religious Revival in the Tibetan Borderlands
    Revival of religious practices of all sorts in China, after decades of systematic government suppression, is a topic of considerable interest to scholars in disciplines ranging from religious studies to anthropology to political... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2010
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  12. Communist Multiculturalism
    The communist Chinese state promotes the distinctiveness of the many minorities within its borders. At the same time, it is vigilant in suppressing groups that threaten the nation's unity or its modernizing goals. In Communist... Learn More
    Published: 27th October 2009
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  13. Doing Business in Rural China
    Longlisted for the 2009 ICAS Book AwardMountainous Liangshan Prefecture, on the southern border of Sichuan Province, is one of China's most remote regions. Although Liangshan's majority ethnic group, the Nuosu (now classified... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2007
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  14. The Art of Ethnography

    The Art of Ethnography

    A Chinese "Miao Album"

    Translated by David Deal, Translated by and Introduced by Laura Hostetler, Preface by Charles F. McKhann

    Series Studies on Ethnic Groups in China

    University of Washington Press

    The Art of Ethnography is a fully illustrated translation of a "Miao album" -- a Chinese genre originating in the eighteenth century that used prose, poetry, and detailed illustrations to represent minority ethnic groups living... Learn More
    Published: 23rd February 2006
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  15. Guest People
    The essays in this volume analyze and compare what it means to be Hakka in a variety of sociocultural, political, geographical, and historical contexts including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Taiwan, and contemporary China.... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2005
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  16. On the Margins of Tibet
    The state of Tibetan culture within contemporary China is a highly politicized topic on which reliable information is rare. But what is Tibetan culture and how should it be developed or preserved? The Chinese authorities and the... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2015
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