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China Inside Out: Contemporary Chinese Nationalism and Transnationalism [Hardcover]

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The "war on terror" has generated a scramble for expertise on Islamic or Asian "culture" and revived support for area studies, but it has done so at the cost of reviving the kinds of dangerous generalizations that area studies have rightly been accused of. This book provides a much-needed perspective on area studies, a perspective that is attentive to both manifestations of "traditional culture" and the new global relationships in which they are being played out. The authors shake off the shackles of the orientalist legacy but retain a close reading of local processes. They challenge the boundaries of China and question its study from different perspectives, but believe that area studies have a role to play if their geographies are studied according to certain common problems.

In the case of China, the book shows the diverse array of critical but solidly grounded research approaches that can be used in studying a society. Its approach neither trivializes nor dismisses the elusive effects of culture, and it pays attention to both the state and the multiplicity of voices that challenge it.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Central European University Press
Pages   354
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.29" Width: 6.77" Height: 1.26"
Weight:   1.94 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Central European University Press
ISBN  9639241954  
ISBN13  9789639241954  

Availability  125 units.
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More About Pal Nyiri

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! P?l Ny?ri is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Program in Applied Anthropology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Pal Nyiri currently resides in Berlin. Pal Nyiri has an academic affiliation as follows - Macquarie University, Australia.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Asia > China > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Asia > China
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General
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