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The Construction of Racial Identities in China and Japan
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Far from being a negligible aspect of contemporary identity, racialised senses ofbelonging have often been the very foundation ofnational identity in East Asia in the twentieth century. As this volume shows, the construction of symbolic boundaries between racial categories has undergone many transformations in China and Japan, but the attempt to rationahse and rank real and imagined differences between population groups remains widespread. In an era of economic globalisation and political depolarisation, racial discrimination has increased in East Asia, affecting the human rights of marginahsed groups and collective perceptions of the world order. The historical background and contemporary implications of these potentially explosive issues are addressed.

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HKU Press Digital Editions
License
All rights reserved
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Publisher
 Hurst & Company; Hong Kong University Press
Contributor
Dik├Âtter, Frank Sautman, Barry Conference on Racial Identities in East Asia (1994 : Hong Kong)
Subject
 China--Race relations.  Asians--Race identity.  Japan--Race relations.
Language
English
Date
1997
Isbn
1850652872
Resource Type
Book
Notes
"Four of the chapters in this book were first presented at the "International Conference on Racial Identities in EAst Asia" held in Hong Kong on 25-26 November 1994"--P. v.