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Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China

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Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China - Chao, Emily, and Harrell, Stevan (Foreword by)
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Lijiang, a once-sleepy market town in southwest China, has become a magnet for tourism since the mid-1990s. Drawing on stories about taxi drivers, reluctant brides, dogmeat, and shamanism, Emily Chao illustrates how biopolitics and the essentialization of difference shape the ways in which Naxi residents represent and interpret their social world. The vignettes presented here are lively examples of the cultural reverberations that have occurred throughout contemporary China in the wake of its emergence as a global giant. ...

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Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China 2012, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295992235

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Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, and Runaway Brides in Reform-Era China 2012, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295992228

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