Introduction: A Politicised Ethnicity?

  • Zhitian Guo


This chapter introduces the audience to some circumstances in which ethnicity resonates in everyday life. It covers some recent conflicts between ethnic groups and a concern for the politicisation of ethnicity in scholarly debates. By introducing the local setting and drawing a portrait of Yi in relation to the recent debate in politicisation of Yi ethnicity, this chapter then brings out the central theme of the book.


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

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