Ethnic Identity in Tang China

ISBN-10: 0812240529
ISBN-13: 9780812240528
Edition: 2008
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 12/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Ethnic Identity in Tang China is the first work in any language to explore comprehensively the construction of ethnicity during this dynasty, which reigned for roughly three centuries from 618-907. Often viewed as one of the most cosmopolitan regimes in China's past, the Tang's ascendancy had roots in Inner Asia, and its rulers continued to have complex relationships with a population that included Turks, Tibetans, Japanese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Persians, and Arabs. Marc S. Abramson's rich portrait of this complex, multiethnic empire draws on political writings, religious texts, and other cultural artifacts, as well as comparative examples from other empires and frontiers. Abramson argues that various constituencies, ranging from Confucian elites to Buddhist monks to "barbarian" generals, sought to define ethnic boundaries for various reasons but often in part out of discomfort with the ambiguity of their own ethnic and cultural identity. The Tang court, meanwhile, alternately sought to absorb some alien populations to preserve the empire's integrity while seeking to preserve the ethnic distinctiveness of other groups whose particular skills it valued. Abramson demonstrates how the Tang era marked a key shift in definitions of China and the Chinese people, a shift that ultimately laid the foundation for the emergence of the modern Chinese nation. Ethnic Identity in Tang China not only sheds new light on one of the most important periods in Chinese history. It offers broader insights on East Asian and Inner Asian history, the history of ethnicity, and the comparative history of frontiers and empires.

Marc S. Abramson holds a Ph.D. degree in East Asian studies from Princeton University and currently works for the U.S. Department of State.

Introduction
Ethnicity in the Chinese Context
The Ambiguity of the Non-Han: Stereotyping and Separation
Buddhism as a Foreign Religion
Deep Eyes and High Noses: The Barbarian Body
The Geopolitics of Ethnicity
Varieties of Ethnic Change
Conclusion
Chinese Dynasties
Sui and Tang Emperors
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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