Ethnicity and Urban Life in China : A comparative study of Hui Muslims and Han Chinese

Research output: Scholarly Books, Monographs, Reports and Case Studies (RGC: 11, 13, 14, 48, 49)11_Research book or monograph (Author)Not applicablepeer-review

18 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon & New York
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-96438-5
ISBN (Print)987-0-415-42120-1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2007

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies on China in Transition
Volume28

Abstract

This much-needed work on ethnicity in Asia offers a major sociological analysis of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. Using both qualitative and quantitative data derived from fieldwork in Lanzhou between March 2001 and July 2004, it looks at the contrast between the urban life of the Han people, the ethnic majority in the city of Lanzhou, and the Hui people, the largest ethnic minority in the city, and assesses the link between minority ethnicity and traditional behaviour in urban sociology and research on ethnic groups of China.

In-depth interviews and survey data provides a fresh perspective to the study of ethnic behaviour in China, and offers a rich account of Hui behaviour in seven aspects of urban life: neighbouring interaction, friendship formation, network behaviour, mate selection methods, spouse choice, marital homogamy, and household structure.

Contributing to the global discourse on Islam, religious fundamentalism and modernity, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in Chinese society, Islam, religion, development, urban studies, anthropology and ethnicity.

Citation Format(s)

Ethnicity and Urban Life in China : A comparative study of Hui Muslims and Han Chinese. / Zang, Xiaowei.

London & New York : Routledge, 2007. (Routledge Studies on China in Transition; Vol. 28).

Research output: Scholarly Books, Monographs, Reports and Case Studies (RGC: 11, 13, 14, 48, 49)11_Research book or monograph (Author)Not applicablepeer-review