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- DescriptionThe Turkic Muslims from Central Asia kwn as the Uighur have long faced social and ecomic disadvantages in China due to their mirity status. Under the Heel of the Dragon: Islam, Racism, Crime, and the Uighur in China offers a unique insight into current conflicts resulting from the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the Chinese government\u2019s oppression of religious mirities that have heightened the degree of polarization between the Uighur and the dominant Chinese ethnic group, the Han. Author Blaine Kaltman\u2019s study is based on in-depth interviews that he conducted in Chinese without either the aid of an interpreter or the kwledge of the Chinese government. These riveting conversations expose the thoughts of a wide socioecomic spectrum of Han and Uighur, revealing their mutual prejudices. The Uighurs believe that the Han discriminate against them in almost every aspect of their lives, and this perception of racism motivates the Uighurs\u2019 own prejudice against the Han. Kaltman reports that Uighur criminal activity (unlike that of other mirities, which predominantly occurs within their own communities) is directed against their perceived oppressors, the Han Chinese. Under the Heel of the Dragon offers a unique insight into a misunderstood world and a detailed explanation of the cultural perceptions that drive these misconceptions.
- Author BiographyBlaine Kaltman, who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and spent five years in China, holds an MS in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee and a PhD in sociology from the University of Queensland. He traveled extensively throughout China and wrote for That's Shanghai.
- Author(s)Blaine Kaltman
- PublisherOhio University Press
- Date of Publication15/08/2007
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleOhio RIS Global Series
- Series Part/Volume Number7
- Place of PublicationOhio
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOhio University Monographs in International Studies
- Content NoteIllustrations, map
- Weight213 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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