Reconfiguring Chinese Nationalism

How the Qing Frontier and its Indigenes Became Chinese

  • Authors
  • James Leibold

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. James Leibold
      Pages 1-16
  3. From Empire to Nation: The Bounding of the Chinese Geo-body

  4. Strategies of Political Intervention

  5. Narratives of Cultural Innovation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-271

About this book


The first full length treatment of ethnic and national identity in early Twentieth-century China, Leibold traces the political and cultural strategies employed by Han Chinese elites in the process of incorporating, both discursively and physically, the diverse inhabitants of the last Qing dynasty into a new, homogenous national community.


China Chinese communism construction corpus empire historiography identity national identity nationalism publishing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73733-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-09884-9
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