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Unity and Diversity: Local Cultures and Identities in China
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This book examines the evolution of the local identity in China from historical times to the present day. It traces the expression of localidentity in religion and myth, in the construction of the provincial character, in the growth of cities, in literature, in economic development and in the expansion of the Chinese state. It argues that the growth of a local identity was part and parcel of the evolution ofa national character. But, it notes also that the transforming of the local identity with the extension of the state has often come with a sense of nostalgia, a yearning for a world that has perhaps neverbeen.

Collection
HKU Press Digital Editions
License
All rights reserved
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Publisher
 University of Hong Kong Press
Contributor
Faure, David Liu, Tao Tao
Subject
 National characteristics, Chinese.  China--Social conditions.  China--Civilization.
Language
English
Date
1996
Isbn
9622094023
Resource Type
Book