Lecture 1. Regime change, population movement, and the creation of “cultural borders”

This first lecture introduces the broad theme of “cultural borders” with a focus of their formation on the historical regime changes and population movements in the targeted regions. It highlights both the spatial, physical borders, as in the case of the Ryukyu Kingdom, and the more intangible, less geographically defined cultural borders, as in the case of the Great Xia and the Hui ethnic group.


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