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The study of contemporary China constitutes a fascinating yet challenging area of scholarly inquiry. Recent decades have brought dramatic changes to China's economy, society and governance. Analyzing such changes in the context of multiple disciplinary perspectives offers opportunites as well as challenges for scholars in the field known as contemporary China Studies. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China is a two-volume exploration of the transformations of contemporary China, firmly grounded in the both disciplinary and China-specific contexts. Drawing on a range of scholarly approaches found in the social sciences and history, an international team of contributors engage with the question of what a rapidly changing China means for the broader field of contemporary China studies, and identify areas of promising future research. Part 1: Context: History, Economy, and the Environment Part 2: Economic Transformations Part 3: Politics and Government Part 4: China on the Global Stage Part 5: China's Foreign Policy Part 6: National and Nested Identities Part 7: Urbanization and Spatial Development Part 8: Poverty and Inequality Part 9: Social Change Part 10: Future Directions for Contemporary China Studies

Ethnic Studies Beyond Tibet and Xinjiang
Ethnic Studies Beyond Tibet and Xinjiang
Katherine Palmer Kaup
Introduction

Over the last thirty years, there has been an explosion of research on ethnic groups in China. Influenced by developments within China as well as broader trends in scholarship and global developments outside of the country, scholars have explored an increasingly diverse range of topics, pursued their studies through an expanding array of disciplinary lenses, and utilized new tools and networks to promote the study of China's complex ethnic setting. With a few early exceptions, Western study of China's ethnic minorities began in earnest only in the early 1980s as the Chinese government lifted many restrictions on foreign scholars and reinstated the Chinese Academy of ...

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