Song and Silence: Ethnic Revival on China's Southwest Borders by Sara L. M. Davis
English | Aug 31, 2005 | ISBN: 0231135262 | 216 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
In the sunny, subtropical Sipsongpanna region, Tai Lues perform flirtatious, exoticized dances for an increasingly growing tourist trade. Endorsed by Chinese officials, who view the Tai Lues as a "model minority," these staged performances are part of a carefully sanctioned ethnic policy. However, behind the scenes and away from the eyes and ears of tourists and the Chinese government, a different kind of cultural resurgence is taking place.