Ethnicity and Urban Life in China
A Comparative Study of Hui Muslims and Han Chinese
By (author) Xiaowei Zang
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Ethnicity and Urban Life in China by Xiaowei Zang
Book DescriptionThis much-needed work on ethnicity in Asia offers a major sociological analysis of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. Using both qualitative and quantitative data derived from fieldwork in Lanzhou between March 2001 and July 2004, it looks at the contrast between the urban life of the Han people, the ethnic majority in the city of Lanzhou, and the Hui people, the largest ethnic minority in the city, and assesses the link between minority ethnicity and traditional behaviour in urban sociology and research on ethnic groups of China. In-depth interviews and survey data provides a fresh perspective to the study of ethnic behaviour in China, and offers a rich account of Hui behaviour in seven aspects of urban life: neighbouring interaction, friendship formation, network behaviour, mate selection methods, spouse choice, marital homogamy, and household structure. Contributing to the global discourse on Islam, religious fundamentalism and modernity, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in Chinese society, Islam, religion, development, urban studies, anthropology and ethnicity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415421201
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Xiaowei Zang
Ethnicity in China: A Critical Introduction, Hardback (February 2015)View all books by Xiaowei Zang
On the global stage, China is often seen to be a homogenous nation when, in fact, it is a diverse multi-ethnic society, with 55 minority nationality groups recognized by the government.
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Author Biography - Xiaowei Zang
Xiaowei Zang is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong.
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