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Mobility and Cultural Authority in Contemporary China Paperback – Mar 26 2010

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press; 1 edition (March 26 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0295990163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0295990163
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
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Appealing to a broader audience of non-China specialists who have been interested in considering mobility in similar ways... the book will also appeal to its more direct audience of China scholars working on migration, tourism, leisure and cultural studies.

(Tim Oakes The China Journal)

The audacity of many of the points make you think and force you to look at the world through the eyes of China's fresh global citizens.... Required reading for anybody with a serious interest in culture, modernity, and the Chinese nation in the twenty-first century.

(Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute)

This ambitious book…yields refreshing insights about how diverse forms of travel... similarly reinforce the authority of the Chinese state to determine the meaning of mobility for the modern Chinese citizen. Clearly written and accessible.

(Arianne M. Gaetano Journal of Asian Studies)

Communist China delicately balances its own conflicting impulses to support and discourage such mobilization by apparently loosening its restrictions on internal and international migration while still tightly regulating the promotion of domestic leisure industry with what Nyiri sees as a type of 'indoctritainment.' Summing up: Recommended.


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Nyiri explores recent challenges to state authority as Chinese citizens become increasingly mobile as migrant workers, tourists, and students, both inside China and abroad.--Pal Nyiri is professor of global history from an anthropological perspective at the Vrije Universitiet, Amsterdam.

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