Five races, one parliament? Xinhai in Xinjiang and the problem of minority representation in the Chinese Republic
While the early Chinese parliament has been criticised as an ineffective shield against warlord machinations, this article brackets the question of its institutional efficiency and instead treats the National Assembly in terms of the visions of China that were expressed in the process of its construction. Debates on electoral divisions and rules for non-Han regions allow insight into the competing principles by which such territories might be incorporated into the new Chinese nation, and show...[Show more]
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