I didn't have time to get all way through this book because I had to return some books a lot earlier than I planned on, but I'll get it again when I get a chance because it's a very interesting book by Dru Gladney. The subtitle is Muslims, Minorities, and Other Subaltern Subjects and covers a fascinating range of subjects from Kazakh genealogy to cultural villages to Chinese films and so much more. It's also very readable and not at all dense. Recommended.
Of course, our friend Seth Frantzman, the expert on everything, thinks the book doesn't accurately distinguish between religion and ethnicity and complains that Gladney is too sympathetic to Muslims. Apparently Franztman doesn't realize that, for example, the Hui are a regularly defined minority in China and that being defined as a Hui is a result of Muslim heritage. In this case, ethnicity is almost exclusively about religion and Gladney is simply following Chinese minorities policy, not making anything up.