Invisible China A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands
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Description: Traveling more than 14,000 miles by bus and train to the farthest reaches of China, the authors of this narrative explore the minority peoples who dwell there, talking to farmers in their fields, monks in their monasteries, fishermen on their skiffs, and herders on the steppe. Closely observing daily life in these remote regions, they document the many lifestyles and adventures of the Chinese nativesthey visit an old Catholic fisherman at a church that has been without a priest for 40 years; they hike around high-altitude Lugu Lake to farm with the matriarchal Mosuo women; and they descend into a dry riverbed to hunt for jade with Muslim Uyghur merchants. This account uncovers surprising truths about China's hidden minorities and their complex position in Chinese society through real discussions, including a heated debate with Ewenki village cadres on human rights and talks with aging hajjis about the Chinese government's razing of their mosque.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Hunters of the Hinterlands: The Oroqen, Daur, Ewenki, and Hezhen|
|Immigrants and Emigrants: The Koreans|
|The Windswept Kingdom: The Mongolians|
|Fishermen of the South Sea: The Kinh|
|Valley of the Headhunters: The Wa|
|Selling Ethnicity: The Naxi|
|The Country of Daughters: The Mosuo|
|Left Behind: The Dongxiang|
|Prayers on the Plateau: The Tibetans|
|The Sweltering Oasis: The Uyghurs|
|Yaks and Yurts: The Tajiks|
|Final Thoughts: A Day at the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park|
|Selected Suggested Reading|