China's Minorities on the Move: Selected Case Studies

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Robyn R. Iredale, Naran Bilik, Fei Guo
M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 183 pages
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The movement of Han Chinese into minority regions has been a long standing pattern in China. China's minorities, however, have only recently begun to move in significant numbers, motivated by economic, social, and political factors. This book looks at how current changes in China are affecting the minority populations. It gives special attention to border regions in the west of China. The contributors focus on how population shifts and the movement of China's minorities impact such issues as education, ethnic identity, the environment, local economy, labor, and regional development. They emphasize new dimensions in ethnic relations in China that have been introduced as a result of the spatial relocations. Selected Contents: Foreword, Dru C. GladneyI. Introduction1. Overview of Minority Migration, Robyn Iredale and Fei Guo2. Minority Movement and Education, Wang SuII. Inner Mongolia3. Contemporary Mongolian Population Distribution, Migration, Cultural Change, and Identity, Jirgal Burgin and Naran Bilik4. Ethnic Groups in Hohhot: Migration, Settlement, and Inter-group Exchanges, Wang JunminIII. Xinjiang5. Impacts of Migration to Xinjiang since the 1950s, Ren Qiang and Yuan Xin6. Population Distribution and Relations between Ethnic Groups in the Kashgar Region, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Ma Rong7. Uyghur Movement within Xinjiang and Its Ethnic Identity and Cultural Implications, Tsui Yen HuIV. Contexts and Patterns of Migration8. Ethnic Minority Labor Out-migrants from Guizhou Province and Its Impacts on Sending Areas, Zhang Jijiao9. Socio-economic Impacts of Uyghur Movement to Beijing, Caroline Hoy and Ren Qiang
  

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Contents

Tables
9
Minority Movement and Education
32
Contemporary Mongolian Population Distribution Migration
53
Migration Settlement
69
Xinjiang
89
Population Distribution and Relations Among Ethnic Groups
106
Uyghur Movement Within Xinjiang and Its Ethnic Identity
123
Ethnic Minority Labor Outmigrants from Guizhou Province
141
Socioeconomic Impacts of Uyghur Movement to Beijing
155
The Editors and Contributors
175
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Dr. Zhongwei Zhao is a demographer. He is a Senior Fellow at the Demography and Sociology Program, the Australian National University, and a Bye-Fellow at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Prior to taking up the present appointment, he worked at University of Cambridge, the Australian
National University, University of New South Wales, the East-West Centre of Hawaii and Peking University. He received a PhD from University of Cambridge. Dr. Fei Guo is a Senior Lecturer in demography at the Macquarie University, Australia. She received her postgraduate education, with a Ph.D. in
Sociology, from the University of Hawaii and the East-West Center, and was an Andrew Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. Before joining Macquarie, she was a researcher at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

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