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Author Carrico, Kevin, author

Title The great Han : race, nationalism, and tradition in China today / Kevin Carrico
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 264 pages)
Contents Introduction: eternal apparel -- Imaginary communities: fantasy and failure in nationalist identification -- Han trouble and the ethnic cure -- The personal origins of collective identity -- Reenacting the land of rites and etiquette: between the virtual and the material -- The Manchu in the mirror -- Producing purity -- Conclusion: neo-traditionalism in China today
Summary "The Great Han is an ethnographic study of the Han Clothing movement (Hanfu yundong), a neo-traditionalist and majority racial nationalist movement that has emerged in China since 2001. Participants come together both online and in person in cities across China to revitalize their utopian vision of the authentic "Great Han" and corresponding "real China" through pseudo-traditional ethnic dress, reinvented Confucian ritual, and anti-foreign sentiment. Employing close analysis of movement ideas and practices, this book finds that the movement's "real China," envisioning a pure, perfectly ordered, ethnically homogeneous, and secure society, is in fact an imaginary vision constructed in response to the challenging realities of the present. Yet this national imaginary is reproduced precisely through its own perpetual elusiveness. The Great Han is a pioneering analysis of Han identity, nationalism, and social movements in a rapidly changing China."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 17, 2017)
Subject Costume -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Ethnicity -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Nationalism -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Politics and culture -- China -- 21st century.
Race -- History -- 21st century.
Racism -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017013220
ISBN 0520967682 (electronic book)
9780520967687 (electronic book)