"Professor Han provides a subtle and learned analysis of ethnic political mobilization and internal conflict in contemporary China. His innovative theoretical approach-combining international and domestic factors-explains why rebellion against Beijing's rule has largely been limited to two of China's many ethnic minorities. This important book will be of great interest to students of comparative politics, international relations, and Asian studies."--Thomas J. Christensen, William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program, Princeton University
"Why is Chinese rule contested in Xinjiang and Tibet? In this smart, thought-provoking new book, Enze Han seeks to answer this question by exploring the international dimension in national identity contestation and adaption in China. Unlike the rich literature on domestic factors, this book breaks important new ground by demonstrating how transnational factors, namely comparative wellbeing and external support, lead many Uyghurs and Tibetans to resist Chinese sovereignty while other ethnic minority groups embrace elements of Chinese national identity."--James Leibold, La Trobe University
About the Author
is Lecturer in International Security of East Asia at the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, University of London.