Assimilation into Mulao Consciousness: The Rise of Participatory Rigor in Luocheng

  • Chih-yu Shih


This chapter presents the possibility in which the acquiring of ethninc autonomous status enhances the participatory rigor of the local communities in reform that is embedded in a seemingly unrelated property rights arrangement and marketization. Property rights reform is a popular subject in Chinese studies, but this topic will not be addressed in this book. Instead, given the property rights reform, this chapter attends to the cultural capability of the ethnic Mulao community to adapt to it. This cultural capability to adapt to political economic changes is noticeably lacking in most other ethnic communities.


Ethnic Identity Ethnic Community Education Official Autonomous Status Autonomous Prefecture 
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