The Operations of Contemporary Han Chinese Privilege

China Information

20 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2020 Last revised: 21 May 2023

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Reza Hasmath

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2023

Abstract

This article discusses the conceptual 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 public policies and philosophies of governance. This is aptly viewed across a range of sites, including the labour market and media, and involve state institutions and micro-level everyday interactions between the Han Chinese and the ethnic minority populations. Finally, the article theorizes why a robust Han Chinese privilege discourse has not emerged, and remains largely an unacknowledged concept.

Keywords: ethnic minorities, Han Chinese, privilege discourse, labour market, media, daily interactions, China

Suggested Citation

Hasmath, Reza, The Operations of Contemporary Han Chinese Privilege (2023). China Information, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3671496 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3671496

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