Elites in Between Ethnic Mongolians and the Han in China

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Whether an ethnicity or a nationality is a natural and historical entity with clear self-consciousness, or a constructed identity as one of the consequences of modernity, there are always academic debates in sociology. By concerning Mongolian elites, this article argues their essential role in interacting with Han, the dominant population of China, through history and informing their modern concept of MINZU. Indeed, this research is not taking Mongol as a group-in-itself but as a dynamic identity with constant changing.


Mongolian elites Inner Mongolia MINZU China Ethnic identity 


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  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK

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  • Paul Carnegie
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  1. 1.School of Government, Development & International AffairsThe University of the South PacificSuvaFiji

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