The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

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Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities. Deconstructing the myths represented by Beijing, Eimer reveals a shocking and fascinating picture of a China that is more of an empire than a country.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781408864289
BY (AUTHOR) Eimer, David
PUBLISHER : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC PUBLICATION DATE : August 13, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 235 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
DESCRIPTION :
Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage 'the mountains are high and the Emperor far away', meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate. Travelling through China's most distant and unknown reaches, David Eimer explores the increasingly tense relationship between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minorities. Deconstructing the myths represented by Beijing, Eimer reveals a shocking and fascinating picture of a China that is more of an empire than a country.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781408864289
BY (AUTHOR) Eimer, David
PUBLISHER : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC PUBLICATION DATE : August 13, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 235 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure