SINO2017

Nationalism, ethnicity and identity in contemporary China

Credits:

Period:

Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Discpinary Elective Course


This course offers an overview of China’s various ethnic minorities and government policies toward these groups. The PRC officially recognizes fifty-five ethnic “minorities”, such as the Uyghurs, Tibetans or Mongolians, based on a Soviet definition of ethnicity. This course focuses on the historical and current traits of these groups, the assimilation policies undertaken by the Chinese government, and how minority groups have negotiated their social and cultural positions in the PRC since 1949.



Professor:

Kim, Loretta

Kim, Loretta

Associate Professor