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"This spare and elegant study is a singular contribution to the history of the Chinese Communist Party in particular and modern Chinese history more broadly speaking, in an area that has been relatively neglected by Western historical scholarship. Using an impressive array of Chinese documentary evidence and grounding his work in the best recent scholarship on nationalism and ethnopolitics, Liu has focused on a dimension of Chinese Communist history that is too often overlooked, namely, the ethnopolitical dimension of the CCP's rise to power."--Steven I. Levine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Chapter List

List of Maps
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Note on Transliteration
1. Prologue: From the World of China to China of the World
Historical RenewalThe World of ChinaChina of the WorldChina Nationalized
2. Bolshevization: Limitations of Conversion
Anti-Imperialism in Two TonesContaining the Chinese RevolutionGo among the "Minorities"?
3. Sovietization: A Rebellious Option
"Advanced South" versus "Backward North""Red Banner" versus "Black Banner"Iconoclastic Hunanese and the "Marvelous Georgian"International or National Minorities
4. Northernization: The Search for a Peripheral Strategy
"Upper-Stratum Line"Where To?"Great Hanism""Bod-Pa People's Republic"
5. Nationalization: In Lieu of Internationalization
"Breakthrough to the Soviet Union"Genesis of a Failure"Trap of Nationalism""Chinese Nation"
6. Borderization: Trans-Ethnic Reach
Neighborly Behavior
A Time for "Incidents""Minorities" Close UpFrontier Personality
7. Epilogue: From the "Chinese Nation" to China of Nations?
A Matter of "Maturity""Historic Self-Determination"A "New Era""From the Forefathers' Footsteps

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