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Making of the Chinese State Ethnicity and Expansion on the Ming Borderlands

ISBN-10: 0521853540

ISBN-13: 9780521853545

Edition: 2006

Authors: Leo K. Shin

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Leo Shin traces the roots of China's modern ethnic configurations to the Ming dynasty and challenges the traditional view that China's expansion was primarily an exercise of incorporation and assimiliation.
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/3/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Preface
Dynastic and reign periods
Conventions
List of abbreviations
History of the margins
"March toward the tropics"
Boundaries of imagination
Nature of the borderland
Moral geography
Reach of the state
Demographic patterns
Life in the borderland
Boundaries of nature
Politics of chieftaincy
The chieftain system
Fragile alliance
Limits of the state
In search of buffer
Boundaries of power
Mapping of settlement
The min minority
Economics of violence
The "Yao" of the Rattan Gorge
The "Zhuang" of Gutian
Mapping min and man
Boundaries of order
Culture of demarcation
Demarcating hua and yi
Customs of their own
Discourse on distinction
Local knowledge
Boundaries of culture
Margins in history
Multiple constituencies
Imagining the nation
Making of minorities
Boundaries of history
Works cited
Glossary-Index