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Great Han : Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today - by Kevin Carrico (Paperback)

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"The Great Han is an ethnographic study of the Han Clothing movement (Hanfu yundong), a neo-traditionalist and majority racial nationalist movement that has emerged in China since 2001. Participants come together both online and in person in cities across China to revitalize their utopian vision of the authentic "Great Han" and corresponding "real China" through pseudo-traditional ethnic dress, reinvented Confucian ritual, and anti-foreign sentiment. Employing close analysis of movement ideas and practices, this book finds that the movement's "real China," envisioning a pure, perfectly ordered, ethnically homogeneous, and secure society, is in fact an imaginary vision constructed in response to the challenging realities of the present. Yet this national imaginary is reproduced precisely through its own perpetual elusiveness. The Great Han is a pioneering analysis of Han identity, nationalism, and social movements in a rapidly changing China."--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Kevin Carrico
Language: English
Street Date: August 22, 2017
TCIN: 52969626
UPC: 9780520295506
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-3654
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