Sibe History and Society

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780197262979
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734717 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Sibe History and Society

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This chapter offers a general account of Sibe history and society. It suggests that certain nationalist themes are apparent in the writing of Sibe history in contemporary China, notably a rhetoric of continuity with antiquity and a need to establish a unique ethnic identity. The chapter discusses the origins of the Sibe and the influence of the garrison culture. It describes the conditions of the Sibe under the Manchu, during the Republican period, and under the People's Republic.

Keywords: Sibe; history; society; China; ethnic identity; garrison culture; Manchu; Republic period; People's Republic

Chapter.  14385 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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