Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers

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Stevan Harrell
University of Washington Press, 1994 - History - 379 pages
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A succession of Chinese governments, as well as Western missionaries, have sought to define, objectify, and “civilize” ethnic minorities - to make them more like the civilizers. In this volume, ten scholars examine some of these attempts involving groups as culturally different and geographically distant as the Mongols in the North and the Yi in the Southwest.

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The relations between China's dominant Han majority and the numerous smaller peoples who inhabit the broad periphery of China's territory have often been disputatious. This absolutely first-rate ... Read full review

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