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Maags, Christina (2018) 'Cultural Contestation in China: Ethnicity, Identity and the State.' In: Rodenberg, Jeroen and Wagenaar, Pieter, (eds.), Cultural Contestation. Heritage, Identity and the Role of Government. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 13-36. (Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict)

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This chapter explores how the political-administrative design of the Chinese state, characterized as “multi-level governance”, might be the cause of more subtle forms of resistance. By looking at the formulation of heritage policies of Lancang County, Christina Maags illustrates how the administrative fragmentation resulted in both administrative contestation and cultural contestation, with a threatened local identity at its core.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISBN: 9783319919140
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s) 2018. This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Cultural Contestation in China: Ethnicity, Identity and the State published by Palgrave Macmillan
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 11:51

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