The Operations of Contemporary Han Chinese Privilege

Working Paper

16 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2020 Last revised: 13 Dec 2021

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Reza Hasmath

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2022

Abstract

This article analyzes the underpinnings and performance of Han Chinese privilege in the People’s Republic of China. It suggests that Han Chinese privilege has gained salience from specific state public policies and philosophies of governance; and can be aptly viewed across a range of areas, including the labour market, media representation, and the daily interactions between Han Chinese and non-Han Chinese populations. Finally, the article theorizes why a robust Han Chines privilege discourse – akin to a white privilege discourse in Western multi-ethnic states – has not emerged and remains largely an unacknowledged concept.

Keywords: Ethnic Minorities, Han Chinese, Privilege Discourse, China

Suggested Citation

Hasmath, Reza, The Operations of Contemporary Han Chinese Privilege (2022). Working Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3671496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3671496

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