Narrating Southern Chinese Minority Nationalities

Politics, Disciplines, and Public History

  • Guo Wu

Part of the New Directions in East Asian History book series (NDEAH)

About this book


Based on fieldwork, archival research, and interviews, this book critically examines the building of modern Chinese discourse on a unified yet diverse Chinese nation on various sites of knowledge production. It argues that Chinese ideology on minority nationalities is rooted in modern China's quest for national integration and political authority. However, it also highlights the fact that the complex process of conceptualizing, investigating, classifying, curating, and writing minority history has been fraught with disputes and contradictions. As such, the book offers a timely contribution to the current debate in the fields of twentieth-century Chinese nationalism, minority policy, and anthropological practice.


Modern Chinese Discourse on Nationalism Chinese Ideology on Minority Nationalities Ethnic Minorities in Southwest China Conceptualization, Investigation and Writing of Minority History National Integration and Political Authority

Authors and affiliations

  • Guo Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Allegheny CollegeMeadvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6021-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6022-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0195
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0209
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