In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border

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byTenzin Jinba

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The story underlying this ethnography began with the recent discovery and commercialization of the remnant of an ancient "queendom" on the Sichuan-Tibet border. Recorded in classical Chinese texts, this legendary matriarchal domain has attracted not only tourists but the vigilance of the Chinese state. Tenzin Jinba's research examines the consequences of development of the queendom label for local ethnic, gender, and political identities and for state-society relations.

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The story underlying this ethnography began with the recent discovery and commercialization of the remnant of an ancient "queendom" on the Sichuan-Tibet border. Recorded in classical Chinese texts, this legendary matriarchal domain has attracted not only tourists but the vigilance of the Chinese state. Tenzin Jinba's research examines ...

Tenzin Jinba is professor of anthropology and sociology at Lanzhou University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:188 pages, 9.01 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:August 23, 2013Publisher:University of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295993073

ISBN - 13:9780295993072

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Stevan Harrell Preface and Acknowledgments Maps

Introduction

1. Setting Foot in the Queen's Land 2. Masculine and Feminine Internal Others in China 3. From the Valley of Beauties to the Eastern Queendom 4. The Queendom and Grassroots Politics 5. The Moluo Tourism Association: How Far to Go?

Conclusion

NotesGlossary Bibliography Index

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The story underlying this ethnography began with the recent discovery and commercialization of the remnant of an ancient "queendom" on the Sichuan-Tibet border. Recorded in classical Chinese texts, this legendary matriarchal domain has attracted not only tourists but the vigilance of the Chinese state. Tenzin Jinba's research examines the consequences of development of the queendom label for local ethnic, gender, and political identities and for state-society relations.As both an outsider and insider, Tenzin does a fantastic job of demonstrating the complexities and contradictions of multiple forms of identification. - Emily Yeh, University of Colorado at Boulder