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


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Product Details

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

About the Author

MINGLANG ZHOU is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College, USA.

ANN MAXWELL HILL whose research focuses mainly on minorities in China, teaches anthropology at Dickinson College, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Foreword Colin P. Mackerras ix

Acknowledgments xi

Series Editor's Introduction John N. Hawkins W. James Jacob xiii

Introduction Ann Maxwell Hill Minglang Zhou 1

Part I Debating China's Positive Policies: Historical Antecedents and Contemporary Practice

1 Mandarins, Marxists, and Minorities Walker Connor 27

2 Tracking the Historical Development of China's Positive and Preferential Policies for Minority Education: Continuities and Discontinuities Minglang Zhou 47

3 Preferential Policies for Minority College Admission in China: Recent Developments, Necessity, and Impact Tiezhi Wang 71

4 Preferential Policies for Ethnic Minorities and Educational Equality in Higher Education in China Xing Teng Xiaoyi Ma 83

5 Yunnan's Preferential Policies in Minority Education since the 1980s: Retrospect and Prospects Yanchun Dai Changjiang Xu 99

Part II Between State Education and Local Cultures

6 Anthropological Field Survey on Basic Education Development among Machu Tibetan Nomads Gelek 119

7 Tibetan Student Perspectives on Neidi Schools Gerard A. Postiglione Ben Jiao Ngawang Tsering 127

8 School Consolidation in Rural Sichuan: Quality versus Equality Christina Y. Chan Stevan Harrell 143

Part III Between Market Competitiveness and Cultural/Linguistic Identities

9 The Relationship between the Trade Culture of a Hui Community and State Schooling: A Case Study of the Hui Community in Chaocheng, Shandong Province Xiaoyi Ma 167

10 Issues of Minority Education in Xinjiang, China Rong Ma 179

11 Using Yugur in Local Schools: Reflections on China's Policies for Minority Language and Education Zhanlong Ba 199

Part IV Globalizing the Discourse on Inequality and Education

12 Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, and Racial Preferences in the U.S.: Some General Observations Evelyn Hu-DeHart 213

13 Learning about Equality: Affirmative Action, University Admissions, and the Law of the United States Douglas E. Edlin 227

14 Native and Nation: Assimilation and the State in China and the U.S. Ann Maxwell Hill 247

List of Contributors 261

Index 265

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