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Harvard East Asian Monographs 312

Down a Narrow Road

Identity and Masculinity in a Uyghur Community in Xinjiang China

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674032828

Publication Date: 03/31/2009


350 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 halftones, 2 maps

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

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The book…refreshingly opts to describe more than it analyzes. While other excellent treatments of Uighur culture…have focused on history and ethnonationalism, Mr. Dautcher seeks to evoke Uighur culture as precisely as possible in the time and place he experienced it. A humanizing picture of the ethnic minority and the day-to-day conflicts between Uighurs and Han emerges as the reader is confronted with numerous first-hand sources and anecdotes… The value of Mr. Dautcher’s ethnography extends beyond its illustrations of Han–Uighur tensions in the region… Down a Narrow Road helps to establish a foundation for understanding that might yet blossom into international awareness and activism similar to that enjoyed by the Tibetan movement in past years.—Paul Mozur, Far Eastern Economic Times

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