Class instance of generic collection like LinkedHashMap.class

(Class<LinkedHashMap<Object, Object>>) (Class<?>) LinkedHashMap.class
In the above line, reading from right to left, you are taking a LinkedHashMap Class instance, casting it to a parent (Class<?>), then casting it again to a more specific subclass.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1079279/class-object-of-generic-class-java