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Author Guo, Xiaolin.

Title State and ethnicity in China's Southwest / by Xiaolin Guo
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 346 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series China studies, 1570-1344 ; v. 15
China studies (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 15
Contents List of Illustrations, Figures and Maps; Introduction; Chapter One The Southwest Frontier; 1.1 Imperial Rule; 1.2 Republican Nation Building; 1.3 Socialist Transformation; Chapter Two Of Difference and Change; 2.1 Varieties of Cultural Experience; 2.2 Kinship and Economy; 2.3 Administered Development; Chapter Three The Land of Women; 3.1 The People in Question; 3.2 Matrilineal Descent; 3.3 Mosuo Livelihood; Chapter Four The Three-River Basin; 4.1 Old Garrison Settlement; 4.2 Patrilineal Kinship; 4.3 Rice Economy; Chapter Five Ethnicity and Government; 5.1 Local Domination
Summary Twentieth century China has seen local societies undergo unprecedented transformations accompanied by a remarkable continuity in state practice. In this path-breaking study of two ethnically different communities, the matrilineal Mosuo and the patrilineal Han, in northwest Yunnan province, the author traces cultural change from a historical perspective in relation to ecology and politics. The treatment of state penetration into local society challenges the conventional binary narrative of state-society and Han-non-Han relations. With its interdisciplinary approach, this book enriches the anthr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-334) and index
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Subject Ethnicity -- China -- Yunnan Sheng.
Human ecology -- China -- Yunnan Sheng.
Matrilineal kinship -- China -- Yunnan Sheng.
Patrilineal kinship -- China -- Yunnan Sheng.
Politics and culture -- China -- Yunnan Sheng.
Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Environmental conditions.
Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Ethnic relations.
Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008011341
ISBN 9047433629 (electronic bk.)
9789047433620 (electronic bk.)