(Read) [Dislocating China Muslims Minorities and Other Subaltern Subjects]
Gladney makes a persuasive case that
MINORITIES ARE CENTRAL TO MAJORITY HAN are central to majority Han definition while at the same time stressing the regional differences internal to the Han that are obvious to the Chinese themselves but lost on many Western China handsPrecisely
because Gladney s work is such a crucial critical intervention its disappointing that as a book Dislocating China Gladney s work is such a crucial critical intervention its disappointing that as a book Dislocating China so poorly done. Until uite recently Western scholars have tended to accept the Chinese representation of non Han groups as marginalized minorities Dru C Gladney challenges this simplistic view arguing instead that the very oppositions of majority and minority primitive and modern are historically constructed and are belied by examination of such disenfranchised groups as Muslims minorit. Gladney refers to his own work relentlessly And Is Constantly The Same Examples is constantly providing the same examples so that the book reads like previously published articles and conference papers thrown together rather than a coherent work A decent editor could have cut fifty pages and dramatically improved readability I read this book 10 ears ago as an expat living in
China This was a great book Ies or gendered othersGladney locates China and Chinese culture not in some This was a great book Ies or gendered othersGladney locates China and Chinese culture not in some essential Chinese ness but in the context of historical and contemporary multicultural complexity He investigates how this complexity plays out among a variety of places and groups examining representations of minorities and majorities in art movies and theme parks; the invention of fo.