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 notes:Glossary in English and Chinese.
Imprint: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©1996.
Online Access:Click here for full text at Project MUSE
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : what does the Chinese person identify with? / Tao Tao Liu and David Faure
  • 1. Provinces, city gods and salt merchants : provincial identity in Ming and Qing Dynasty Hangzhou / Susanna Thornton
  • 2. Becoming Cantonese, the Ming Dynasty transition / David Faure
  • 3. Literary, ethnic or territorial? : definitions of Guangdong culture in the late Qing and the early Republic / May-bo Ching
  • 4. Xinjiang : in search of an identity / Laura Newby
  • 5. The kings who could fly without their heads : "local" culture in China and the case of the Hmong / Nicholas Tapp
  • 6. The image and identity of the Shanghainese / Xiong Yuezhi
  • 7. Creating a Shanghai identity : late Qing courtesan handbooks and the formation of the new citizen / Catherine Yeh
  • 8. Women, work and identity : a study of two 1930s novels on the opera singer / Mau-sang Ng
  • 9. Local identity in Chinese fiction and fiction of the native soil : "Xiangtu Wenxue" / Tao Tao Liu
  • 10. Local religion and village identity / Stephan Feuchtwang
  • 11. Remade in Hong Kong : weaving into the Chinese cultural tapestry / Helen F. Siu
  • Glossary
  • Index.