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Language Culture And Identity Among Minority Students In China

Author : Yuxiang Wang
ISBN : 9781135068370
Genre : Education
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This book explores Hui (one of the Muslim minority groups in China) students’ lived experiences in an elementary school in central P. R. China from the perspectives of philosophical foundations of education and the sociology of education, the impact of their experiences on their identity construction, and what schooling means to Hui students. The book describes a vivid picture of how the Hui construct their own identities in the public school setting, and how the state curricula, teachers, and parents play roles in student identity construction. The objectives of the book are to discover factors that impact Hui students’ identity construction and have caused Hui students to know little about their own culture and language; and to explore what should be done to help teachers, administrators, and policy makers appreciate minority culture and include minority culture and knowledge in school curriculum in order to meet the needs of Hui students. The book provides historical, policy, and curricular contexts for readers to understand Hui students’ experiences in central China, and discusses the cultural differences between Han and Hui from a philosophical level. The book uses postcolonial theory to critique the assimilative nature of school education, the construction of Hui students’ identity from Han ideology, and the cultural hegemony of the mainstream Han group. It also discusses curriculum reconceptualization both in China and globally, and the possibility of multicultural education in China.

Dislocating China

Author : Dru C. Gladney
ISBN : 1850653240
Genre : China
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This text examines representations of social minorities and majorities in art and public media, their display in popular theme parks, the invention of folklore and creation myths, the role of pilgrimage in constructing local identities, and the impact of globalization and economic reforms on different subaltern communities, in the process illuminating the complexity and diversity of Chinese society.

Hui Muslims In China

Author : Gui Rong
ISBN : 9789462700666
Genre : Social Science
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Introduction to Hui ethnic diversity in China As yet very little academic research has been done into the Hui people, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in China. With particular attention to the Yunnan district community, this collection of contributions skilfully presents a wealth of information on Hui Muslims and introduces readers to the issues of Hui ethnic diversity in China. Reviewing the many aspects of the religious, educational and cultural life of Hui Muslims in China, the authors provide an ethnography in which becomes clear how traditional institutions and everyday life are adapted to local customs with respect to the Islamic identity. At the same time, the relationship between the China Republic and the Hui, an official minority of China, is discussed thoroughly. Contributors: Lesley R. Turnbull (New York University), Liang Zhang (Yunnan University), Ross Holder (Trinity College Dublin), Aaron Glasserman (Columbia University), Frauke Drewes (University of Münster), Chuang Ma (Yunnan Open University), Yu Feng (Yunnan University), Suchart Setthamalinee (Puyap University)

Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author : Richard T. Schaefer
ISBN : 9781412926942
Genre : Social Science
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Ethnicity And Sociopolitcal Change In Africa And Other Developing Countries

Author : Santosh C. Saha
ISBN : 0739123327
Genre : History
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This book uses an integrated approach to understanding regional and local community culture and sociopolitical development in developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The contributors argue that the state, as well as civil society, confers a legitimacy on cultural differences that can be achieved in no other way but by positive cooperation.

China S Minority Cultures

Author : Colin Mackerras
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018450556
Genre : Social Science
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In the series 'Topics in Asian History, Politics and International Relations.' This analysis of ethnic identities and integration in the histories of China's minority nationalities from 1912 to 1955 focuses on religion, education, family and gender, and literature and theatre. Gives particular attention to Tibetans, Islamic communities and Koreans. Argues that feelings of identity and national consciousness have increased among all the minorities of China, and explores the implications of the tensions in culture between identity and integration. Includes a bibliography and an index. The author is co-director of the key centre for Asian Languages and Studies, Griffith University.

Muslim Chinese

Author : Dru C. Gladney
ISBN : 0674594975
Genre : History
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This second edition of Dru Gladney's critically acclaimed study of the Muslim population in China includes a new preface by the author, as well as a valuable addendum to the bibliography, already hailed as one of the most extensive listing of modern sources on the Sino-Muslims.

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