Song and Silence Ethnic Revival on China's Southwest Borders

ISBN-10: 0231135270
ISBN-13: 9780231135276
Edition: 2005
Authors: Sara L. M. Davis
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Description: In the Sipsongpanna region of China, tourists watch festive displays of Tai Le folk song and dance. The Tai Les are viewed by the Chinese government as a 'model minority'. Sara Davis describes how Tai Les are reviving and reinventing their culture  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In the Sipsongpanna region of China, tourists watch festive displays of Tai Le folk song and dance. The Tai Les are viewed by the Chinese government as a 'model minority'. Sara Davis describes how Tai Les are reviving and reinventing their culture in ways that contest the official state version.

Sara L. M. Davis is a former researcher in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch.

List of Maps and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Writing on the Wall
Front Stage
Song and Silence
The Oral Poet Laureate
The Monks Conclusion: Buddhas on the Borders
Notes
Suggested Readings
Index

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