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“Vat jjy vat” and “kat shax shax”: Socialist Campaigns, Han Neighbours and Yi Ethnicity

  • Zhitian Guo
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Abstract

This chapter depicts the stories of the first generation or the veteran cadres. Trained and worked in the revolutionary years, the veteran cadres witnessed significant changes in Liangshan and were direct participants in various socialist movements. They generally hold a relatively grateful attitude towards the Communist Party of China (CPC) which was largely represented by the Han people. Emotion plays a significant role in shaping ethnicity, and this chapter explains how collective emotion and collective memory are generated during this period of time and affecting their expression of ethnicity. Differences can be observed within the group, and their pre-liberation status was a significant indicator of the differences.

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  • Zhitian Guo
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  1. 1.School of SociologyCentral China Normal UniversityWuhanChina

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