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Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland
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Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchoukuo, and Manchuria, 1907-1985

Dan Shao


This book addresses a long-ignored issue: How does the past failure of an ethnic people to maintain sovereignty over their homeland influence their contemporary reconfigurations of ethnic and national identities? To answer this, the book focuses on the Manzus, the second largest non-Han group in contemporary China, whose cultural and historical ancestors, the Manchus, ruled China from 1644 to 1912. It analyzes the major forces responsible for the transformation of Manchu identity from the ruling group of the Qing empire to the minority of minorities in China today. Within the first half of the ... More

Keywords: ethnic people, homeland, sovereignty, Manzus, contemporary China, Manchus, Manchuria

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834456
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Shao, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign