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Description - Negotiating Ethnicity in China by Chih-yu Shih

This challenging study brings together anthropology and political science to examine how ethnic minorities are constructed by the state, and how they respond to such constructions. Disclosing endless mini negotiations between those acting in the name of the Chinese state and those carrying the images of ethnic minority, this book provides an image of the framing of ethnicity by modern state building processes. It will be of vital interest to scholars of political science, anthropology and sociology, and is essential reading to those engaged in studying Chinese society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415283724
ISBN-10: 0415283728
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chih-yu Shih

Chih-yu Shih, National Chair Professor of 2001-2003 at National Taiwan University, teaches Chines politics, cultural studies and political psychology. He received his MPP from Harvard University and Ph.D from the University of Denver. In addition to 33 Chinese books, his English publications include Collective Democracy, State and Society in China's Political Economy, Symbolic War, China's Just World and The Spirit Chinese Foreign Policy. His ethnicity is Chinese Miao.

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