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TitleUnity and diversity : local cultures and identities in China
Editors
Issue Date1996
PublisherHong Kong : University of Hong Kong Press
AbstractThis 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
DescriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index
SubjectNational characteristics, Chinese
China--Civilization
China--Social conditions
China--Civilization
China--Social conditions
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/10456
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dc.contributor.editorLiu, Tao Taoen_HK
dc.contributor.editorFaure, Daviden_HK
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-22T09:56:41Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-22T09:56:41Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifierhttp://eproxy.lib.hku.hk/login?url=http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/hkupress/title.cgi?isbn=9622094023en_HK
dc.identifier.isbn9622094023en_HK
dc.identifier.otherocm55092583en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/10456-
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and indexen_HK
dc.description.abstractThis 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 beenen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsAcknowledgementsen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsList of Contributorsen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsGlossary p197en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsIndex p209en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction. What Does the Chinese Person Identify With? / Tao Tao Liu p1en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents1 Provinces, City Gods and Salt Merchants: Provincial Identity in Ming and Qing Dynasty Hangzhou / Susanna Thornton p15en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents2 Becoming Cantonese. The Ming Dynasty Transition / David Faure p37en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents3 Literary, Ethnic or Territorial? Definitions of Guangdong Culture in the Late Qing and the Early Republic / May-bo Ching p51en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents4 Xinjiang: In Search of an Identity / Laura Newby p67en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents5 The Kings Who Could Fly Without Their Heads: 'Local' Culture in China and the Case of the Hmong / Nicholas Tapp p83en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents6 The Image and Identity of the Shanghainese / Xiong Yuezhi p99en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents7 Creating a Shanghai Identity - Late Qing Courtesan Handbooks and the Formation of the New Citizen / Catherine Yeh p107en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents8 Women, Work and Identity: A Study of two 1930s Novels on the Opera Singer / Mau-sang Ng p125en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents9 Local Identity in Chinese Fiction and Fiction of the Native Soil 'Xiangtu Wenxue' / Tao Tao Liu p139en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents10 Local Religion and Village Identity / Stephen Feuchtwang p161en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents11 Remade in Hong Kong: Weaving Into the Chinese Cultural Tapestry / Helen F. Siu p177en_HK
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_HK
dc.format.mimetypetext/html-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong : University of Hong Kong Pressen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofDigital Editions from Hong Kong University Pressen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHKU students and staff onlyen_HK
dc.subject.ddc306.40951 U5en_HK
dc.subject.lcshNational characteristics, Chineseen_HK
dc.subject.lcshChina--Civilizationen_HK
dc.subject.lcshChina--Social conditionsen_HK
dc.subject.lcshChina--Civilizationen_HK
dc.subject.lcshChina--Social conditionsen_HK
dc.titleUnity and diversity : local cultures and identities in Chinaen_HK
dc.typeBooken_HK
dc.identifier.hkulb2752683en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK

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