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Oil and water : being Han in Xinjiang

Author: Tom Cliff
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For decades, China's Xinjiang region has been the site of clashes between long-residing Uyghur and Han settlers. Up until now, much scholarly attention has been paid to state actions and the Uyghur's efforts to resist cultural and economic repression. This has left the other half of the puzzle--the motivations and ambitions of Han settlers themselves--sorely understudied. With Oil and Water, anthropologist Tom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cliff, Tom.
Oil and water.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016002295
(OCoLC)920017587
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Cliff
ISBN: 9780226360270 022636027X 022636027X
OCLC Number: 952338653
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction --
1. Constructing the civilized city --
2. The individual, and the era-defining institutions of state --
3. Structured mobility in a neo-Danwei --
4. Legends and aspirations of the oil elite --
5. Lives of Guanxi --
6. Married to the structure --
7. The partnership of stability in Xinjiang --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Tom Cliff.
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Abstract:

"For decades, China's Xinjiang region has been the site of clashes between long-residing Uyghur and Han settlers. Up until now, much scholarly attention has been paid to state actions and the Uyghur's efforts to resist cultural and economic repression. This has left the other half of the puzzle--the motivations and ambitions of Han settlers themselves--sorely understudied. With Oil and Water, anthropologist Tom Cliff offers the first ethnographic study of Han in Xinjiang, using in-depth vignettes, oral histories, and more than fifty original photographs to explore how and why they became the people they are now. By shifting focus to the lived experience of ordinary Han settlers, Oil and Water provides an entirely new perspective on Chinese nation building in the twenty-first century and demonstrates the vital role that Xinjiang Han play in national politics--not simply as Beijing's pawns, but as individuals pursuing their own survival and dreams on the frontier"--Ebook Central description.

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