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Between Mecca and Beijing Modernization and Consumption among Urban Chinese Muslims

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ISBN-10: 0804746850

ISBN-13: 9780804746854

Edition: 2000

Authors: Maris Boyd Gillette

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Between Mecca and Beijingexamines how a community of urban Chinese Muslims uses consumption to position its members more favorably within the Chinese government’s official paradigm for development. Residents of the old Muslim district in the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an belong to an official minority (the Hui nationality) that has been classified by the state as “backward” in comparison to China’s majority (Han) population. Though these Hui urbanites, like the vast majority of Chinese citizens, accept the assumptions about social evolution upon which such labels are based, they actively reject the official characterization of themselves as less civilized and modern than the Han…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 6/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Between Mecca and Beijing
Modernization and Consumption
Housing, Education, and Race
Mosques, Qur'anic Education, and Arabization
Traditional Food and Race
Factory Food, Modernization, and Race
Alcohol and "building a Civilized Society"
Wedding Gowns and Modernization
Consumption and Modernization
Appendix: Food Diary 7-14 June 1997
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