Critical Han Studies

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Thomas Mullaney, James Patrick Leibold, Eric Armand Vanden Bussche, Stéphane Gros
Univ of California Press, Feb 15, 2012 - History - 418 pages
Constituting over ninety percent of China's population, Han is not only the largest ethnonational group in that country but also one of the largest categories of human identity in world history. In this pathbreaking volume, a multidisciplinary group of scholars examine this ambiguous identity, one that shares features with, but cannot be subsumed under, existing notions of ethnicity, culture, race, nationality, and civilization.
 

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Contents

The Cantonese
23
Does Mixed Race
45
Geography Race
73
The Moral Parameters
92
Understanding the Snowball Theory of the
113
in Early China Studies
128
Some Issues of Culture
147
The Northern Other and the Naming
173
The Rise of Han as Identity
191
Early TwentiethCentury
210
What Critical Han Studies
234
Notes
257
Character List
339
Bibliography
349
Contributors
395
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Thomas S. Mullaney is a professor of history at Stanford University. James Leibold is senior lecturer and Asian studies program convenor at La Trobe University. Stéphane Gros is a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Eric Vanden Bussche is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University.

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