China's Ethnic Groups and Religions provides a historical background on the ethnic groups of China. The book explains how the central government categorizes ethnic groups and minorities. Furthermore, the book explains how the granting of autonomous governing status to certain ethnic groups in China is done with the sole aim of achieving national unity. Next, the author discusses the cultural and social practices of ethnic minorities, and the government's effort to protect and promote their cultures, as well as government measures to improve the economic well-being of all ethnic groups. It then concludes with a general description on the various major religions practiced in China.
Table of Contents :
1. Nationality or Ethnic Group?
2. Diversity in a Unified Chinese Nation.
3. An Overview of China's Ethnic Minorities Populations.
4. Policies of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in China.
5. Protection and Development of China's Ethnic Minority Culture.
6. Economies of Ethnic Minorities in China.
7. Religious Beliefs of the Chinese People.
This title is part of The Sinopedia Series that includes:
01. China's Culture
02. China's Diplomacy
03. China's Economy
04. China's Environment
05. China's Ethnic Groups and Religions
06. China's Geography
07. China's History
08. China's Legal System
09. China's National Defense
10. China's Political System
11. China's Science, Technology, and Education
12. China's Social Development
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Zheng Qian is the head of the Editorial Department and Assistant Director for the journal Chinese Nationalities. He founded the English language version of the same journal in 2003 and now works as its Executive Chief Editor. He travels widely in the vast Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest China, conducting face-to-face interviews with several dozen ethnic minority groups. He has published several books on the religious practices of these ethnic groups, such as The Spirit of Humanity, Sakyamuni in Buddhist Paintings, Bodhisattva in Buddhist Paintings, Humankind under the Heaven, and Zen and Poetry.
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Book Description Cengage Learning, Singapore, 2011. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Near fine hard cover with minimal cover wear in a near fine dust jacket with minimal wear. Not a library discard. No underlining, highlighting or other markings. Many other titles in the series available. Bookseller Inventory # 16122102