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Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

James Leibold and Yangbin Chen


This edited volume brings together essays by leading experts exploring different aspects of ethnic minority education in China: among these are the challenges associated with bilingual and trilingual education in Xinjiang and Tibet; Han Chinese reactions to preferential minority education; the role of inland boarding schools for minority students, and the mediation of religion and culture in multiethnic schools. The book covers these topics from a range of different perspectives: Uyghur, Tibetan, Korean, Mongolian, Han, and those of the West, combining empirical field studies with theoretical ... More

Keywords: China, Ethnicity, Education, State schooling in China, Multicultural education, Multiculturalism, Bilingualism, Sociology of education, Critical pluralism, Chinese minorities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208135
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Leibold, editor

Yangbin Chen, editor

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Introduction Minority Education in China

James Leibold, and Chen Yangbin

Part I Diversity in Unity or Unity in Diversity

Part II Minority Education on the Frontier: Language and Identity

5 Popularizing Basic Education in Tibet’s Nomadic Regions

Gerard Postiglione, Ben Jiao, Li Xiaoliang, and Tsamla

8 Multicultural Education and Ethnic Integration

Teng Xing, Yang Hong, and Yang Qixue

Part III Educational Integration in China Proper: Pathways and Barriers

11 The Trilingual Trap

Zhao Zhenzhou

Part IV Styles, Stereotypes, and Preferences: Hurdles for Minority Education

End Matter