China off Center Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom

ISBN-10: 0824825772

ISBN-13: 9780824825775

Edition: 2002

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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Foreword: Sovereignty and Citizenship in a Decentered China
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Reconsidering the Middle Kingdom
The Center and the Noncenter
How Much of China Is Ruled by Beijing?
Symbols of Southern Identity: Rivaling Unitary Nationalism
The Languages of China
Geographic Margins
Northwest
Chinese Turkestan: Xinjiang
Ethnoreligious Resurgence in a Northwestern Sufi Community
Southwest and the Diaspora
Town and Village Naxi Identities in the Lijiang Basin
Ethnic and Linguistic Diversity in Kunming
The Construction of Chinese and Non-Chinese Identities
South and Southeast
The Secret History of the Hakkas: The Chinese Revolution as a Hakka Enterprise
Social and Cultural Margins
Sexuality
Sexual Behavior in Modern China
The Cut Sleeve Revisited: A Contemporary Account of Male Homosexuality
Gender and Work
"The Moon Reflecting the Sunlight": The Village Woman
Economic Margins
The Floating Population in the Cities: Markets, Migration, and the Prospects for Citizenship
Popular Culture: Rock and Roll
The Politics of Popular Music in Post-Tiananmen China
Spiritual Life
Magic, Science, and Qigong in Contemporary China
The Spirits of Reform: The Power of Belief in Northern China
Afterword: Centers and Peripheries, Nation and World
Notes
Bibliography
Contributors
Index
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