Song & Silence. Ethnic Revival on China’s Southwest Borders.
New York. Columbia University Press. 2009. Black and white illustrations, 200pp, index, very good copy in paperback. In the sunny, subtropical Sipsongpanna region, Tai Lües perform flirtatious, exoticized dances for an increasingly growing tourist trade. Endorsed by Chinese officials, who view the Tai Lües as a “model minority,” these staged..... More