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Ethnic Relations and Minority Policies in Contemporary China

Rong, Ma
Zhixiang, Jian (Minzu University of China)

978 0 415 72285 8
List price(s):
160.00 USD
105.00 GBP

Publication date:
31 December 2019

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With over 100 million people belonging to minorities, ethnic relations is a major issue for China. This book is the first on this subject in English by scholars who are based in China, both authors being members of the Hui minority, and both having extensive experience of researching Chinese minorities. The book provides a comprehensive survey of the subject: it presents an overview of ethnic minorities in China and their development historically, examines policies and administrative systems concerning minorities, including language and education policies, considers current changes which affect minorities, including recent large scale migration, and discusses current debates on ethnic policies, assessing proposals for a new approach.

Table of contents: 

1. Introduction and Historical Review of Ethnic Relations 2. Basic Concepts and Basic Theories 3. Policies and Administrative Systems Regarding Minorities 4. Population Characteristics and Structural Changes of Minority Groups 5. Languages and Bilingual Education in Minority Regions 6. Cross-region Migrations and their Impact on Ethnic Relations 7. Discussion: Debates on ethnic policies in the 2000s


Ma Rong is Professor of Sociology at Peking University Jian Zhinxiang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Minzu University of China




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