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By Xiaowei Zang

On the worldwide level, China is usually obvious to be a homogenous state whilst, in truth, it's a diversified multi-ethnic society, with fifty five minority nationality teams famous through the govt.. Scattered around the giant landmass, ethnic minorities in China occupy a precarious position within the kingdom, the place the Confucian proposal of cultural neighborhood performs down ethnicity and encourages integration of minority nationalities into the bulk Han-Chinese society.

This insightful publication unearths the ethnic range underlying the People’s Republic of China and examines how ethnicity intersects with social and political matters via key topics reminiscent of ethnic inequality, the upkeep and contribution of the wealthy traditions and customs of minority cultures, and the autonomy of areas akin to Tibet and Xinjiang. the writer investigates the real function of the kingdom and Beijing’s assimilation stance to teach how its nationality coverage, pushed by way of Confucian assimilation ideology, has dictated China’s personal minority rights regime and encouraged its international coverage in the direction of overseas minority rights.

This e-book via a exotic student of ethnicity in China might be crucial interpreting for college students and students of race and ethnic kinfolk, nationalism and chinese language tradition and society.

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