Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.: A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education

Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.: A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education

by M. Zhou
     
 

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Inequalities in China's multi-ethnic society and related issues of political stability have become more acute as economic globalization has intensified competition for scarce resources, and the dynamics of the market and society at large increasingly take precedence over those of the state. These developments, including China's market reforms begun in the early

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Inequalities in China's multi-ethnic society and related issues of political stability have become more acute as economic globalization has intensified competition for scarce resources, and the dynamics of the market and society at large increasingly take precedence over those of the state. These developments, including China's market reforms begun in the early 1980s, have heightened state concerns over the closely intertwined issues of equity for minorities and political stability for the state. This is the first volume to comprehensively examine recent changes in China's affirmative action policies for the education of minorities, historically an important state tool for addressing ethnic inequality.

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"Of great moment to China and the U.S., this dialogue on social inequality and 'affirmative action' in education offers stimulating insights into critical matters, including the imperatives of state-formation and nation-building, majority-minority relations, and the consequences of transnationalism." - Gary Y. Okihiro, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Author of Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States and Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones

"This book is a welcome contribution to an underdeveloped field in Chinese studies. It will be attractive to several audiences: those interested in China's national minorities; in Chinese educational policies with respect to minorities, and in cross national comparison of affirmative action in China and the United States. The authors come both from the US and from China. Chapters on specific cases contain rich and vivid detail of the dilemmas involved in providing equal educational opportunities to Chinese minorities." - Thomas P. Bernstein, Professor emeritus, Columbia University; Author of Up to the Mountains and Down to the Villages: The Transfer of Youth from Urban to Rural China

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230613348
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/17/2010
Series:
International and Development Education Series
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Ann Maxwell Hill is Professor of Anthropolgy at Dickinson College.

Minglang Zhou is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College.

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