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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T23:31:18Z
dc.date.available2019-12-06T23:31:18Z
dc.date.copyright2009
dc.date.issued9/3/2009
dc.identifier10.6069/9780295800417
dc.identifier.other9780295800417
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/44957
dc.descriptionThe communist Chinese state promotes the distinctiveness of the many minorities within its borders. At the same time, it is vigilant in suppressing groups that threaten the nation's unity or its modernizing goals. In Communist Multiculturalism, Susan McCarthy examines three minority groups in the province of Yunnan, focusing on the ways in which they have adapted to the government's nationbuilding and minority nationalities policies since the 1980s. She reveals that Chinese government policy is shaped by perceptions of what constitutes an authentic cultural group and of the threat ethnic minorities may constitute to national interests. These minority groups fit no clear categories but rather are practicing both their Chinese citizenship and the revival of their distinct cultural identities. For these groups, being minority is, or can be, one way of being national. Minorities in the Chinese state face a paradox: modern, cosmopolitan, sophisticated people—good Chinese citizens, in other words—do not engage in unmodern behaviors. Minorities, however, are expected to engage in them.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Transformation Fund of the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment at the University of Washington Libraries
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dc.format.extent248
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Washington Press
dc.relation.isformatof9780295989099
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies on Ethnic Groups in China
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject.classificationSOC002010
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dc.titleCommunist Multiculturalism: Ethnic Revival in Southwest China
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