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International and Development Education

Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.

A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education

Editors: Zhou, M., Hill, A. (Eds.)

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About this book

This volume is the first to comprehensively examine Chinese's affirmative action policies in the critical area of minority education, the most important conduit to employment and economic success in the PRC after the economic reforms begun in the late 1970s.

About the authors

MINGLANG ZHOU is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College, USA.

ANN MAXWELL HILL whose research focuses mainly on minorities in China, teaches anthropology at Dickinson College, USA.

Reviews

"Of great moment to China and the U.S., this dialogue on social inequality and 'affirmative action' in education offers stimulating insights into critical matters, including the imperatives of state-formation and nation-building, majority-minority relations, and the consequences of transnationalism." - Gary Y. Okihiro, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Author of Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States and Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones

"This book is a welcome contribution to an underdeveloped field in Chinese studies. It will be attractive to several audiences: those interested in China's national minorities; in Chinese educational policies with respect to minorities, and in cross national comparison of affirmative action in China and the United States. The authors come both from the US and from China. Chapters on specific cases contain rich and vivid detail of the dilemmas involved in providing equal educational opportunities to Chinese minorities." - Thomas P. Bernstein, Professor emeritus, Columbia University; Author of Up to the Mountains and Down to the Villages: The Transfer of Youth from Urban to Rural China


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hill, Ann Maxwell (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Mandarins, Marxists, and Minorities

    Connor, Walker

    Pages 27-46

  • Tracking the Historical Development of China’s Positive and Preferential Policies for Minority Education: Continuities and Discontinuities

    Zhou, Minglang

    Pages 47-70

  • Preferential Policies for Minority College Admission in China: Recent Developments, Necessity, and Impact

    Wang, Tiezhi

    Pages 71-82

  • Preferential Policies for Ethnic Minorities and Educational Equality in Higher Education in China

    Teng, Xing (et al.)

    Pages 83-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.
Book Subtitle
A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education
Editors
  • M. Zhou
  • A. Hill
Series Title
International and Development Education
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Minglang Zhou and Ann Maxwell Hill
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10092-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230100923
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61235-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-61334-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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