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The Mongols at China's Edge : History and the Politics of National Unity by Uradyn E. Bulag (2002, Paperback)
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ISBN 9780742511446
REGISTERED: 12/13/17
UPDATED: 10/20/20
The Mongols At China's Edge: History And The Politics Of National Unity

This important study explores the multifaceted Mongol experience in China, past and present


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  • The Mongols At China's Edge: History And The Politics Of National Unity available on December 02 2016 from Indigo for 72.95
  • ISBN bar code 9780742511446 ξ3 registered December 02 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9780742511446 ξ2 registered February 13 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780742511446 ξ1 registered August 07 2012
  • Product category is Book

  • # 978074251144

Combining insights from anthropology, history, and postcolonial criticism, Uradyn Bulag avoids romanticizing Mongols either as pacified primitive Other or as gallant resistance fighters. Rather, he portrays them as a people whose communist background and standing in China''s northern borderlands has informed their political efforts to harness or confront Chinese nationalistic and political hegemony. Breaking new ground in the study of Chinese and Mongol history and ethnicity, the author offers a fresh interpretation of China viewed from the perspective of its peripheries, and of minority nationalities in relation to the study of Chinese representation and minority self-representation. The author interrogates received wisdom about Chinese and minority nationalism by unraveling the Chinese discourse and practice of ''national unity.'' He shows how the discourse was constructed over time through political rituals and sexuality in relation to Mongols and other non-Chinese peoples that hark back to Chinese-Xiongnu confrontations two millennia ago and Manchu conquest in the 17th and 18th centuries. Titular rulers of an autonomous region in which they constitute a minority, Mongols face enormous barriers in building and maintaining a socialist Mongolian nationality and a Mongolian language and culture. Acknowledging these difficulties, Bulag discusses a range of sensitive issues including the imbrication of nation, class, and ethnicity in the context of Mongol-Chinese relations, tensions inherent in writing a postrevolutionary history for a socialist nationality, and the moral dilemma of building a socialist model with Mongol characteristics. Charting the interface between a state-centered multinational Chinese polity and a primordial nationalist multiculturalism that aims to manage minority nationalities as ''cultures,'' he explores Mongol ethnopolitical strategies to preserve their heritage.


References
    ^ (2012). 9780742511446, Rowman & Littlefield. Wiki. (revised Dec 2013)
    ^ The Mongols at China's Edge : History and the Politics of National Unity by Uradyn E. Bulag (2002, Paperback) (revised Feb 2015)
    ^ The Mongols At China's Edge: History And The Politics Of National Unity Indigo. (revised Dec 2016)

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