New Directions in East Asian History

Narrating Southern Chinese Minority Nationalities

Politics, Disciplines, and Public History

Authors: Wu, Guo

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  • Elaborates on minority society and history in the 1950s
  • Examines several different minorities in different provinces
  • Takes state-run nationality museums as a serious compelling topic
  • Discusses the reflection of the Chinese anthropologists on Western approaches based on materials found more recently
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Based on fieldwork, archival research, and interviews, this book critically examines the building of modern Chinese discourse on a unified yet diverse Chinese nation on various sites of knowledge production. It argues that Chinese ideology on minority nationalities is rooted in modern China's quest for national integration and political authority. However, it also highlights the fact that the complex process of conceptualizing, investigating, classifying, curating, and writing minority history has been fraught with disputes and contradictions. As such, the book offers a timely contribution to the current debate in the fields of twentieth-century Chinese nationalism, minority policy, and anthropological practice.

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Guo Wu is Associate Professor of History at Allegheny College, USA. He obtained his PhD in history in 2006 from the State University of New York at Albany and has been teaching at Allegheny College. His publications include one research monograph and multiple articles focusing on late imperial and 20th century China.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrating Southern Chinese Minority Nationalities
Book Subtitle
Politics, Disciplines, and Public History
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in East Asian History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6022-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6022-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6021-3
Series ISSN
2522-0195
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 229
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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