Ethnicity in Asia

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 18, 2004 - History - 256 pages
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This book is designed as a comprehensive comparative introduction to ethnicity in East and Southeast Asia since 1945. Each chapter covers a particular country looking at such core issues as:

the ethnic minorities or groups in the country of concern, how many ethnic groups, population, language and culture group they belong to, traditional religions and arts
government policy towards the ethnic minorities or groups
the economies of the ethnic minorities or groups and the relation with the national economy;
problems of national integration caused by the ethnic minorities or groups;
the impact of ethnic issues on the country's overall foreign relations.

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Colin Mackerras is Professor in the School of Asian and International Studies, Griffith University, Australia. In 1999 he was elected Fellow of the Australia Academy of Humanities and won an award for achievements in Australia-China cultural relations. He is a well known specialist on China with particular research interests in China's ethnic minorities, Chinese history and politics and Chinese theatre.

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