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Critical Han Studies: The History, Representation, and Identity of China's Majority

Book cover of Critical Han Studies: The History, Representation, and Identity of China's Majority
James Leibold
Stephane Gros
Eric Vanden Bussche
University of California Press
Jan 2012

Constituting over ninety percent of China's population, Han is not only the largest ethnonational group in that country but also one of the largest categories of human identity in world history. In this pathbreaking volume, a multidisciplinary group of scholars examine this ambiguous identity, one that shares features with, but cannot be subsumed under, existing notions of ethnicity, culture, race, nationality, and civilization.