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Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China$
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Stevan Harrell

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219885

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219885.001.0001

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Native Place and Ethnic Relations in Lunan Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan

Native Place and Ethnic Relations in Lunan Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan

(p.170) Chapter 11 Native Place and Ethnic Relations in Lunan Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan
Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Stevan Harrell

University of California Press

This chapter moves to the Sani of Lunan, familiar since the 1980s as handicraft sellers and money changers both at the Stone Forest, a tourist landmark in Sani territory, and near hotels in downtown Kunming. It describes how the Sani in Lunan have formulated and used their ethnic identity from the time they were first described by French missionaries in the early 1990s until they became the tourism entrepreneurs of today. The chapter also shows how native-place and ethnic identities interact in local rural resource competition through time. In rural China, migration over time is a significant factor in identity formation.

Keywords:   Sani of Lunan, Stone Forest, ethnic identity, French missionaries

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