Minority Languages, Education and Communities in China

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Springer, Mar 19, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 239 pages
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The book outlines the evolution and role of minority languages locally and nationally; it investigates current educational language policies in minority areas; and it assesses the social and economic outcomes of language change for communities in contemporary China.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Minority Communities and Languages
7
Historical Experience
34
4 New Policies and Practices under Communism
66
5 Minority Language Issues under the Open Door
98
6 Language Education and Communities in Xinjiang
130
7 Bilingual Models of Minority Education in Yunnan
157
8 Minority Communities in Postcolonial Hong Kong
177
9 Progress Challenges and Prospects
194
Appendix 1 Population of Ethnic Groups from Chinas Fifth Census in 2000
207
Appendix 2 Numbers of Autonomous PrefecturesCountiesBanners and Population in Autonomous Areas of Some Regions
209
Notes
210
Bibliography
215
Index
224
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JOHN CLEVERLEY, Koori Centre, University of Sydney, Australia