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Song and Silence Ethnic Revival on China's Southwest Borders

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ISBN-10: 0231135270

ISBN-13: 9780231135276

Edition: 2005

Authors: Sara Davis

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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.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 0.57" wide x 0.82" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Sara Davis is a children's book author, web designer and mother who does not generally speak of herself in the third person, so...My love for reading and writing started when I was a child. I always had a passion for it. I remember frequently wearing out the stone steps to the library. I spent a lot of time pecking out poems on my dad's typewriter, making up stories on long school bus rides, and constantly lying about stuff. Often, when I had extra time, I would write stories that would pop into my head locking myself in my room for hours. I took the long way around to being an author, but I don't regret the journey.Now that I am older my love for reading and writing has not diminished. In…    

List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: The Writing on the Wall
Front Stage
Song and Silence
The Oral Poet Laureate
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