Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.: A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education (International and Development Education) (Hardcover)

Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.: A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education (International and Development Education) By M. Zhou (Editor), A. Hill (Editor) Cover Image

Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.: A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education (International and Development Education) (Hardcover)

By M. Zhou (Editor), A. Hill (Editor)

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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.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780230612358
ISBN-10: 0230612350
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 18th, 2009
Pages: 268
Language: English
Series: International and Development Education

“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