Tha author unravels the complexities of national-identity contestation and adaptation among various ethnic minority groups in China, focusing on the interactions between domestic and international forces that inform ethnic groups' national-identity contestation and positing a theoretical framework where international factors play a significant role in determining whether ethnic groups contest the national identities imposed on them. It argues that whether ethnic groups contest those national identities depends on their perceiving a better, achievable alternative.
Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. National Identity Contestation and Adaptation in China; 2. Politics of Nation Building in China in Historical Perspective; 3. National Identity Contestation Among the Uyghurs; 4. Emigration and Fragmentation of the Chinese Koreans; 5. Ambiguities of National Identity Among the Mongols; 6. Cultural Revival and National Identity Adaptation Among the Dai; 7. The International Dimension of the Tibet Question; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Name Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z Subject IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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