Anqi Wu z3325285 post 2

The assicoation for Asian studies

The article is about the representation of the minority in China reflect the objectivizing of a majority nationality discourse that parallels the valorizations of gender and political hierarchies. The politics of representation in China reveals much about the state’s project in constructing, in majority terms. After the tragedy of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, there has been an onslaught of scholarly publications attempting to define and redefine China’s quest for a national identity in carious terms including Confucianism or neo-Confucianism. In woman and Chinese modernity, Rey Chow made the conclusion that should extend the argument to popular culture in general. In the traditional center-periphery construction of Chinese society, the so-called “minorities” on the distant margins of Chinese society and nationality. After the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, the state embarked upon a monumental endeavor to identify and recognize as nationalities those who qualified among the hundreds of groups applying for national minority status. The question of a person’s nationality, which is registered on passports and all official documents, is decoded by Stalinist and historical criteria that determine if an individual is a member of group that was ever linguistically, economically, geographically, or culturally distinct from the so-called Han majority population.


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