Migration and Ethnicity in Chinese History: Hakkas, Pengmin, and Their Neighbors

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“A fascinating story of migration, ethnic warfare, economic expansion and disintegration, technological and agricultural innovation, and political response over the course of over 1,000 years of Chinese history. . . . This is the kind of work that makes one appreciate how truly illuminating a work of painstaking scholarship can be. Not only should this work be required reading for anyone in the China field, but, in addition, it provides a model for anyone interested in the historical emergence of ethnic identities in other parts of the world as

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Overview

“A fascinating story of migration, ethnic warfare, economic expansion and disintegration, technological and agricultural innovation, and political response over the course of over 1,000 years of Chinese history. . . . This is the kind of work that makes one appreciate how truly illuminating a work of painstaking scholarship can be. Not only should this work be required reading for anyone in the China field, but, in addition, it provides a model for anyone interested in the historical emergence of ethnic identities in other parts of the world as well. ” —American Anthropologist
“Overall, this is an excellent book... a very important reminder to specialists on ethnicity in China that it is not only state-recognized minority nationalities who are worthy of research.”— Asian Ethnicity

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"A fascinating story of migration, ethnic warfare, economic expansion and disintegration, technological and agricultural innovation, and political response over the course of over 1,000 years of Chinese history. . . . This is the kind of work that makes one appreciate how truly illuminating a work of painstaking scholarship can be. Not only should this work be required reading for anyone in the China field, but, in addition, it provides a model for anyone interested in the historical emergence of ethnic identities in other parts of the world as well. " —American Anthropologist

"Overall, this is an excellent book... a very important reminder to specialists on ethnicity in China that it is not only state-recognized minority nationalities who are worthy of research."— Asian Ethnicity

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  • ISBN-13: 9780804728577
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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Sow-Theng Leong (1939-1987) taught at Melbourne and Murdoch Universities, Australia, and was the author of Sino-Soviet Diplomatic Relations, 1917-1926. Tim Wright is Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at Murdoch University, Australia, and the author of Coal Mining in China's Economy and Society, 1895-1937.

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Table of Contents

A Note on Conventions in the Text, Tables, and Maps
Introduction 1
1 The Origins and Historiography of the Hakkas 19
2 Hakka Migrations in Lingnan and the Southeast Coast 39
3 The Formation of the Hakka Ethos in the Nineteenth Century 69
4 Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century 83
5 The Pengmin and Government Policies Toward Migration 97
6 Pengmin Migration to the Gan Yangzi Region 109
7 Ethnic Conflict in the Gan Yangzi 129
8 Environmental Degradation: Tbe Pengmin in the Lower Yangzi 147
9 Frontier Society: The Pengmin in the Hanshui Basin 163
Notes 181
Publications by Sow-Theng Leong 201
Bibliography 203
Character List 211
Index 227
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