The Resource China off center : mapping the margins of the middle kingdom, edited by Susan D. Blum and Lionel M. Jensen

China off center : mapping the margins of the middle kingdom, edited by Susan D. Blum and Lionel M. Jensen

Label
China off center : mapping the margins of the middle kingdom
Title
China off center
Title remainder
mapping the margins of the middle kingdom
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan D. Blum and Lionel M. Jensen
Title variation
Mapping the margins of the middle kingdom
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation China Off Center takes as its fundamental assumption that contemporary China can only be understood as a complex, decentralized place, where the view from above (Beijing) and from tourist buses is a skewed one. Instead of generalizing about China, it demonstrates that this diverse national terrain is better conceived as it is experienced by Chinese, as a set of many Chinas. To that end, this anthology of interpretive essays and ethnographic reports focuses on the everyday, the particular, the local, and the puzzling. Among the many topics covered are ethnic minorities, linguistic diversity, competing regional loyalties, sexuality, gender and work, the floating populations, rock and roll, qigong (spiritual and martial arts), and popular religion. Together with contextualizing introductions, the readings provide students with a compelling look at some little-known but significant aspects of China from the past decade; for those already familiar with China, they furnish an assortment of uncommon viewpoints in a single, convenient volume
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306/.0951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN733.5
LC item number
.C432 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
China off center : mapping the margins of the middle kingdom, edited by Susan D. Blum and Lionel M. Jensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-385) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How much of China is ruled by Beijing / Liu Binyan -- Symbols of southern identity: rivaling unitary nationalism / Edward Friedman -- The languages of China / Robert Ramsey -- Chinese Turkestan: Xinjiang / A. Doak Barnett -- Ethnoreligious resurgence in a northwestern Sufi community / Dru C. Gladney -- Town and village Naxi identities in the Lijiang basin / Sydney D. White -- Ethnic and linguistic diversity in Kunming / Susan D. Blum -- The construction of Chinese and non-Chinese identities / David Yen-Ho Wu -- The secret history of the Hakkas: the Chinese revolution as a Hakka enterprise / Mary S. Erbaugh -- Sexual behavior in modern China / Dalin Liu [and others] -- The cut sleeve revisited: a contemporary account of male homosexuality / Vincent E. Gil -- "The moon reflecting the sunlight": the village woman / James Tyson and Ann Tyson -- The floating population in the cities: markets, migration, and the prospects for citizenship / Dorothy J. Solinger -- The politics of popular music in Post-Tiananmen China / Andrew F. Jones -- Magic, science, and Qigong in contemporary China / Eric Karchmer -- The spirits of reform: the power of belief in Northern China / Diane Dorfman
Control code
ocm52763644
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861834
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p68k
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32251865
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52763644
  • acaebk0585464022

Library Locations

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