Unity and diversity : local cultures and identities in China /

This book examines the evolution of the local identity in China from historical times to the present day. It traces the expression of local identity in religion and myth, in the construction of the provincial character, in the growth of cities, in literature, in economic development and in the expan...

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Other Authors / Creators:Liu, Tao Tao.
Faure, David.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Chinese
Language notes:Glossary in English and Chinese.
Imprint: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©1996.
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Retention:digitized
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Summary:This book examines the evolution of the local identity in China from historical times to the present day. It traces the expression of local identity in religion and myth, in the construction of the provincial character, in the growth of cities, in literature, in economic development and in the expansion of the Chinese state. It argues that the growth of a local identity was part and parcel of the evolution of a national character. But, it notes also that the transforming of the local identity with the extension of the state has often come with a sense of nostalgia, a yearning for a world that has perhaps never been.
This book examines the evolution of the local identity in China from historical times to the present day. It traces the expression of local identity in religion and myth, in the construction of the provincial character, in the growth of cities, in literature, in economic development and in the expansion of the Chinese state.
Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vi, 212 pages)
System Details:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789882203006
9882203000