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Contestation and Adaptation: The Politics of National Identity in China

Enze Han


This book aims to unravel the complexities of national-identity contestation and adaptation among various ethnic minority groups in China. The book focuses on the interactions between domestic and international forces that inform ethnic groups’ national-identity contestation, positing a theoretical framework where international factors play a significant role in determining whether ethnic groups contest the national identities imposed on them. It argues that whether ethnic groups contest those national identities depends on their perceiving a better, achievable alternative. In particular, it a ... More

Keywords: politics of ethnicity, nationalism, china, xinjiang, tibet, inner Mongolia, xishuangbanna, yanbian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936298
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936298.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Enze Han, author
Dominican University