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Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism

De-Centering China

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Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism by Elena Barabantseva
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Elena Barabantseva looks at the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. The interplay between modernisation programmes and nationalist discourses has shaped China's national project, whose membership criteria have evolved historically. By looking specifically at the ascribed roles of China's ethnic minorities and overseas Chinese in successive state-led modernisation efforts, This book offers new perspectives on the changing boundaries of the Chinese nation. It places domestic nation-building and transnational identity politics in a single analytical framework, and examines how they interact to frame the national project of the Chinese state. By exploring the processes taking place at the ethnic and territorial margins of the Chinese nation-state, the author provides a new perspective on China's national modernisation project, clarifying the processes occurring across national boundaries and illustrating how China has negotiated the basis for belonging to its national project under the challenge to modernise amid both domestic and global transformations. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian politics, Chinese politics, nationalism, transnationalism and regionalism.

Author Biography

Elena Barabantseva is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Chinese Politics, University of Manchester, UK.
Release date NZ
August 25th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
3 Line drawings, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
204
Dimensions
156x234x14
ISBN-13
9780415579506
Product ID
7023225

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