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Author Kaup, Katherine Palmer

Title Creating the Zhuang : Ethnic Politics in China
Published Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000


Description 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents Title page; copyright page; Contents; List of Illustrations; China, Showing Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces; The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Prefectures; Guangxi Counties with More than 90 Percent Zhuang; The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Counties; Table 2.1 Zhuang Population Distribution Within the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 1990; Table 2.2 Number of Zhuang Living Outside Guangxi and Yunnan Provinces; Figure 2.1 Pictured here are membersof the Sha (right), Nong (below), and Tu (bottom) zhixi wearing the garmentstypical of their respective branches
Figure 3.1 Ethnic Group Distribution PatternsTable 4.1 The Phases of Zhuang-State Political Interaction; Table 6.1 Educational Levels in Guangxi Labor Force, 1990; Table 7.1 Guangxi's Per Capita Economic Indicators Compared to National Indicators, 1993; Table 7.2 Western Guangxi Versus Eastern Guangxi Economic Indicators, 1993; Table 7.3 Comparison of Employment Structure in Guangxi, 1990; Table 7.4 Comparison of Western and Eastern Guangxi Per Capita Rural and Urban Income, 1993; Table 7.5 Guangxi's Total Fixed-Assets Investment by State-Owned EnterpriseCompared to the National Average
Acknowledgmentsch1-Introduction: Ethnic Nationalism Ascendant; Structure of the Book; Sources; Theoretical Issues and Definitions; Notes; ch2-The Zhuang Setting: Guangxi and Yunnan on the Eve of the Communist Revolution; Origin of the Zhuang; Geography of Guangxi and Eastern Yunnan; Minority Population Distribution; Lack of Integration on the Eve of the Communist Takeover; Zhuang Interaction with Other Nationalities; Notes; ch3-Early CCP Minority Policy: The Decision to Recognize the Zhuang; Republic of China Policy Toward the Minorities
Marxist-Leninist Nationality Theory and the Soviet ModelEarly Chinese Communist Party Policy; Notes; ch4-Politics: The Consolidation of Central Control; Phase One: Central Administrative Consolidation, 1949-1966; The Chaos of the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1979; Notes; ch5-The Expansion of Regional Autonomy and the Growth of Zhuang Activism; Reestablishing Pre-Cultural Revolution Autonomous Privileges; The Legislation of Minority Policy; Decentralization: From the Center to the Localities; Notes; ch7-Culture: The Creation and Promotion of the Zhuang Cultural Heritage
Zhuang Historiography and LiteratureEducation in Zhuang Areas; Zhuang Language Promotion; Notes; ch7-Economics: Development and Disparity; Infrastructure; The Development of Trade in Zhuang Areas; Industrial Policy in Zhuang Areas; Investment in Zhuang Areas; The Ethnic Response; Notes; ch8-The Rise (and Fall?) of Zhuang Ethnic Nationalism; Internal Divisions Among the Zhuang; The Means to Mobilize Against the State; Notes; Appendix: The Law of Regional Autonomy, 1 October 1984; Bibliography; English-Language Sources; Chinese-Language Sources; Index; About the Book
Summary "Managing ethnic nationalism within the People's Republic of China has become increasingly challenging. As new reforms widen economic disparities between minorities and the Han majority, even the most assimilated of minorities, the Zhuang, have begun to demand special treatment from the central government."
"The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officially recognized the 16 million Zhuang as China's largest minority nationality in the early 1950s, granting then regional autonomy. Prior to this, however, the Zhuang did not share a common ethnic identity. Katherine Palmer Kaup explores why the CCP in effect created the Zhuang nationality. Why did it launch a massive propaganda campaign to increase nationality consciousness? How is the party now responding to the Zhuang's assertive political demands?" "This study unveils the unique culture of the Zhuang people, showing at the same time the CCP's skillful balancing of ethnic and regional loyalties over the past fifty years to integrate the diversity of China's ethnic mosaic."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-213) and index
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Subject Zhuang (Chinese people)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Ethnic relations -- Political aspects
Politics and government
Zhuang (Chinese people)
Zhuang Volk
Nationale Minderheit
Minorit├ęs -- Chine -- Yunnan.
Minorit├ęs -- Chine -- Guangxi.
China -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-
Chine -- Relations interethniques -- Aspect politique.
Chine -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1949- ...
Guangxi (Chine) -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1945- ...
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781626373228