Since the Chinese Communists took control of Inner Mongolia, very little has been written about that region, the vast steppeland of northern China. This book charts the recent history of the pastoral Mongolian minority there. It examines the effects of five decades of social engineering by the Chinese state, and explores the role of economic forms, ritual, symbolism, and ideology in the transformations and continuities of life on the inner Mongolian steppe.
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David Sneath is a University Lecturer in Anthropology and Development at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.Review:
"This book is an important contribution to the study of Inner Mongolia and Sneath offers an illuminating description of pastoralists who have preserved certain aspects of their traditional culture despite major changes brought about by the Chinese state. Sneath's insights on the recent history of Inner Mongolia provide a useful study for Mongolian specialists as well as anyone interested in cultural change."--Journal of the Mongolia Society
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0000635473
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Muy Bueno / Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 100000000668946