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Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China (review)

Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China (review) Hong Yung Lee is a professor in the department of political science, University of California, Berkeley. His research interests center on Chinese politics, Korean politics, East Asian international politics, and political economy. His publications include The Politics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: A Case Study and From Revolutionary Cadres to Party Technocrats in Socialist China. Currently he is working on a book-length manuscript titled "The Institutional Templates of East Asian Capitalism: Comparative Study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Economic Organizations." Pamela Kyle Crossley, Helen P. Siu, and Donald S. Sutton, editors. Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. x, 378 pp. Hardcover $54.95, isbn 0­520­23015­9. This volume's editors have recruited highly qualified academics in Chinese history, anthropology, sociology, and literature as contributors. Each of the ten chapters examines a particular portion of the Ming and the Qing imperial population under a specific ethnic label. The editors claim the volume as the "historical studies of ethnicity in early modern Chinese history" (p. 2). They argue that in the major frontier regions in the vast Qing empire people's modern identities became crystallized (which means people gained their modern ethnic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China (review)

China Review International , Volume 14 (1) – Oct 4, 2008

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Hong Yung Lee is a professor in the department of political science, University of California, Berkeley. His research interests center on Chinese politics, Korean politics, East Asian international politics, and political economy. His publications include The Politics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: A Case Study and From Revolutionary Cadres to Party Technocrats in Socialist China. Currently he is working on a book-length manuscript titled "The Institutional Templates of East Asian Capitalism: Comparative Study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Economic Organizations." Pamela Kyle Crossley, Helen P. Siu, and Donald S. Sutton, editors. Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. x, 378 pp. Hardcover $54.95, isbn 0­520­23015­9. This volume's editors have recruited highly qualified academics in Chinese history, anthropology, sociology, and literature as contributors. Each of the ten chapters examines a particular portion of the Ming and the Qing imperial population under a specific ethnic label. The editors claim the volume as the "historical studies of ethnicity in early modern Chinese history" (p. 2). They argue that in the major frontier regions in the vast Qing empire people's modern identities became crystallized (which means people gained their modern ethnic

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Published: Oct 4, 2008

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