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This title was first published in 1990: This book is a study of past and present policies of the People's Republic of China towards its numerous and varied minority groups, a subject about which there is scant information in the West. It examines the impact of Chinese culture on these diverse groups and China's attempt to bring them into the mainstream of Han life. The impact of the Cultural Revolution on the minority peoples, the future of Tibet, and the implications of Chinese minorities policies for Sino-Soviet relations are among the topics discussed in this book.
About the Author
Thomas Heberer, Ph.D. (born 13 November 1947 in Offenbach/Main) is a Senior professor of Chinese Politics & Society at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Problem 2. The Cultural Revolution and the Ethnic Minorities 3. Nationality and Ethnic Identification: Recognition as a Minority 4. Autonomy and the Right to Self-Administration on Trial 5. Development of a Multinational Province: The Yunnan Case 6. Population Policies: Ethnic Minorities and Migration into Minority Areas 7. Religion, Religious Policy, and Ethnic Minorities 8. The Tibet Question 9. Prospects