China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom
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400pp. August 2002
China Off Center: Mapping the Margins of the Middle Kingdom
Editor: Blum, Susan D.; Jensen, Lionel M.;
China Off Center takes as its fundamental assumption that contemporary China can only be understood as a complex, decentralized place, where the view from above (Beijing) and from tourist buses is a skewed one. Instead of generalizing about China
"A highly unusual collection of essays, one which is sure to generate lively discussion. Its most exciting element is the generous coverage of areas and topics that are usually completely ignored but which will take on increasing importance in the coming
Editor: Blum, Susan D.; Jensen, Lionel M.;
Susan D. Blum is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. Lionel M. Jensen is associate professor and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre
Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword: Sovereignty and Citizenship in a Decentered China
Prasenjit Duara

Preface
Susan D. Blum and Lionel M. Jensen

1. Introduction: Reconsidering the Middle Kingdom
Susan D. Blum and Lionel




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