• David Faure
  • Tao Tao Liu
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series


The conference out of which the chapters of this book originated was the second conference organized by the editors on the theme of the history of Chinese identity.1 Following on from an interest in local cultures and identities in China, discussed in the earlier conference, we seek in this volume to explore how Chinese people have characterized themselves with labels which suggest connections to town or country. We think we have arrived at a novel formulation as a solution to this problem, and in this introduction we shall state it as clearly as possible and relate it to the chapters that follow.


Chinese Society Qing Dynasty Chinese City Ming Dynasty Voluntary Association 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Faure
    • 1
  • Tao Tao Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK
  2. 2.Wadham CollegeOxfordUK

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