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The Mongols at China's Edge: History and the Politics of National Unity
This important study explores the multifaceted Mongol experience in China, past and present. Combining insights from anthropology, history, and postcolonial criticism, Uradyn Bulag avoids romanticizing Mongols either as pacified primitive Other or as gallant resistance fighters. Rather, he portrays them as a people whose communist background and standing in China's ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 8th 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 2002)
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Interesting book. Bulag uses so many disparate sources and approaches to illuminate the complicated subject of the political and social anthropology of "China's Mongolia." Bulag looks at propaganda children's tales, poetry about the heqin marriage policy, and the story of Ulanhu, the red hero (or folk traitor?) who was bandied, and then almost abandoned in his burial, by the Chinese Communist Party. Bulag was born in Inner Mongolia, so he brings a unique perspective and a mastery of languages to ...more