The People of China

The People of China

by Shu Shin Luh

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About 92 percent of China's 1.35 billion people come from the same ethnic group, the Han, who have dominated Chinese culture for more than 2,000 years. Nevertheless, China is by no means a homogeneous nation. In fact, China's government officially recognizes 55 ethnic minority groups, and at times their integration into Chinese society has presented difficult challenges for Beijing. The People of China presents an in-depth look at the largest ethnic groups in the world's most populous country. It examines each group's history, customs, beliefs, and aspirations--in the process revealing the complexities, and the politics, of ethnic identity in the People's Republic of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422294529
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: China: The Emerging Superpower Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Ethnic Diversity and the Chinese Identity 13

2 The Ruling Han 25

3 The Zhuang 35

4 The Manchus 47

5 The Mongols 59

6 The Tibetans 71

7 The Hui and the Uighurs 87

8 The Miao and the Yao 99

9 China's Policy Toward Ethnic Unity 111

Glossary 118

Further Reading 120

Internet Resources 122

Index 123

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