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Author Bulag, Uradyn E

Title The Mongols at China's Edge : History and the Politics of National Unity
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002


Description 1 online resource (287 pages)
Series Asia/Pacific/Perspectives
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1 By Way of Introduction: Minzu Tuanjie and Its Discontents; PART I Producing and Reproducing National Unity; 2 Ritualizing National Unity: Modernity at the Edge of China; 3 Naturalizing National Unity: Political Romance and the Chinese Nation; PART II Tensions of Empire; 4 From Inequality to Difference: Colonial Contradictions of Class and Ethnicity in ""Socialist"" China; 5 Rewriting ""Inner Mongolian"" History after the Revolution:Ethnicity, Nation, and the Struggle for Recognition; PART III Models and Morality
6 Models and Morality: The Parable of the ""Little Heroic Sisters of the Grassland""7 The Cult of Ulanhu: History, Memory, and the Making of an Ethnic Hero; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary This important study explores the multifaceted experience of Mongols in China, past and present, as their identity balances precariously between historical memory and their contemporary position as an ethnic minority. Uradyn E. Bulag assesses the intricate relationship between socialism and nationalism that generates both resistance and complicity and defines the moral dilemmas that have confronted Mongols and Chinese in negotiating nationality issues. Written by an indigenous anthropologist trained in the West, the work is informed by the author's sophisticated understanding of theory and per
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Subject HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Politics and government
Inner Mongolia (China) -- Politics and government
China -- Inner Mongolia
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461644835