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Make sense of Han's discourses: A study of Han's narratives on ethnic conflicts and gender relations in China
Guang, LeiNericcio, William A.
The controversial relationship between the racial majority - Han Chinese and the racial minorities -Muslims/Tibetans has been discussed for centuries. This paper takes a lens from interviewed Han Chinese to examine how the negative perceptions of ethnic minorities are being constituted, negotiated, and reproduced through a discursive process. Initially, it endeavors to unpack the ways through which socio-culture and politics influence the citizens, and to cast lights on how the structural inequality is created and reinforced in the process. Meanwhile, gender is intersected in this research to underline the salient role gendering is playing in Chinese society. Both focus on revealing the grand narratives in the structure, it is crucial to detect ways through which Chinese socio-culture and politics influence individuals and ethnic conflicts. Overall, this research aims at bridging a more comprehensive understanding between Han and non-Han Chinese and providing insights on creating a peaceful and harmonious social environment for all Chinese. Keywords: China, ethnic relationships, inequality and discourses, gendered culture
Liberal Arts And Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arts and Letters
Master of Arts (M.A.) San Diego State University, 2018
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