In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border

In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border

by Tenzin Jinba

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Overview

The story underlying this ethnography began with the recent discovery and commercialization of the remnant of an ancient “queendom” on the Sichuan-Tibet border. Recorded in classical Chinese texts, this legendary matriarchal domain has attracted not only tourists but the vigilance of the Chinese state. Tenzin Jinba’s research examines the consequences of development of the queendom label for local ethnic, gender, and political identities and for state-society relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295993072
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 08/23/2013
Series: Studies on Ethnic Groups in China Series
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tenzin Jinba is professor of anthropology and sociology at Lanzhou University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Stevan Harrell Preface and Acknowledgments Maps

Introduction

1. Setting Foot in the Queen’s Land 2. Masculine and Feminine Internal Others in China 3. From the Valley of Beauties to the Eastern Queendom 4. The Queendom and Grassroots Politics 5. The Moluo Tourism Association: How Far to Go?

Conclusion 

NotesGlossary Bibliography Index 

What People are Saying About This

Stevan Harrell

A rollicking romp through the complexities of local identity. Tenzin tells this story in rich ethnographic detail and engages a series of important debates on nationhood, Tibetanness, gender, and peripherality.

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"A rollicking romp through the complexities of local identity. Tenzin tells this story in rich ethnographic detail and engages a series of important debates on nationhood, Tibetanness, gender, and peripherality."—Stevan Harrell, University of Washington

"As both an outsider and insider, Tenzin does a fantastic job of demonstrating the complexities and contradictions of multiple forms of identification."—Emily Yeh, University of Colorado at Boulder

Emily Yeh

As both an outsider and insider, Tenzin does a fantastic job of demonstrating the complexities and contradictions of multiple forms of identification.

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