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The Great Han

Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today
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ISBN-13:
9780520967687
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
280
Autor:
Kevin Carrico
Serie:
University of California Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Eternal Apparel 1 • Imaginary Communities: Fantasy and Failure in Nationalist Identification 2 • Han Trouble and the Ethnic Cure 3 • Th e Personal Origins of Collective Identity 4 • Reenacting the Land of Rites and Etiquette: Between the Virtual and the Material 5 • The Manchu in the Mirror 6 • Producing Purity Conclusion: Neotraditionalism in China Today Notes Character Glossary Bibliography Index
The Great Han is an ethnographic study of the Han Clothing Movement, a neotraditionalist and 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 pseudotraditional ethnic dress, reinvented Confucian ritual, and anti-foreign sentiment. Analyzing the movement's ideas and practices, this book argues that the vision of a pure, perfectly ordered, ethnically homogeneous, and secure society is in fact a fantasy 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.

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