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State and ethnicity in China's Southwest [electronic resource] / by Xiaolin Guo.

By: Guo, Xiaolin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: China studies (Leiden, Netherlands): v. 15.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 346 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9789047433620 (electronic bk.); 9047433629 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ethnicity -- China -- Yunnan Sheng | Matrilineal kinship -- China -- Yunnan Sheng | Patrilineal kinship -- China -- Yunnan Sheng | Human ecology -- China -- Yunnan Sheng | Politics and culture -- China -- Yunnan Sheng | Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Ethnic relations | Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Politics and government | Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Environmental conditions | Social Science | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | Umwelt | Nationalit�atenpolitik | Modernisierung | Kulturwandel | Ethnizit�at | Nakhi | YunnanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: State and ethnicity in China's Southwest.DDC classification: 305.800951/35 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Illustrations, Figures and Maps; Introduction; Chapter One The Southwest Frontier; 1.1 Imperial Rule; 1.2 Republican Nation Building; 1.3 Socialist Transformation; Chapter Two Of Difference and Change; 2.1 Varieties of Cultural Experience; 2.2 Kinship and Economy; 2.3 Administered Development; Chapter Three The Land of Women; 3.1 The People in Question; 3.2 Matrilineal Descent; 3.3 Mosuo Livelihood; Chapter Four The Three-River Basin; 4.1 Old Garrison Settlement; 4.2 Patrilineal Kinship; 4.3 Rice Economy; Chapter Five Ethnicity and Government; 5.1 Local Domination.
Summary: Twentieth century China has seen local societies undergo unprecedented transformations accompanied by a remarkable continuity in state practice. In this path-breaking study of two ethnically different communities, the matrilineal Mosuo and the patrilineal Han, in northwest Yunnan province, the author traces cultural change from a historical perspective in relation to ecology and politics. The treatment of state penetration into local society challenges the conventional binary narrative of state-society and Han-non-Han relations. With its interdisciplinary approach, this book enriches the anthr.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-334) and index.

List of Illustrations, Figures and Maps; Introduction; Chapter One The Southwest Frontier; 1.1 Imperial Rule; 1.2 Republican Nation Building; 1.3 Socialist Transformation; Chapter Two Of Difference and Change; 2.1 Varieties of Cultural Experience; 2.2 Kinship and Economy; 2.3 Administered Development; Chapter Three The Land of Women; 3.1 The People in Question; 3.2 Matrilineal Descent; 3.3 Mosuo Livelihood; Chapter Four The Three-River Basin; 4.1 Old Garrison Settlement; 4.2 Patrilineal Kinship; 4.3 Rice Economy; Chapter Five Ethnicity and Government; 5.1 Local Domination.

Twentieth century China has seen local societies undergo unprecedented transformations accompanied by a remarkable continuity in state practice. In this path-breaking study of two ethnically different communities, the matrilineal Mosuo and the patrilineal Han, in northwest Yunnan province, the author traces cultural change from a historical perspective in relation to ecology and politics. The treatment of state penetration into local society challenges the conventional binary narrative of state-society and Han-non-Han relations. With its interdisciplinary approach, this book enriches the anthr.

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