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Ethnicity in Asia

Ethnicity in Asia

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Ethnicity in Asia
Since 1991, ethnic division has been among the most important sources of con-flict and war throughout the world. Although the countries of East and South-east Asia have not experienced anything quite as horrendous as the wars in theformer Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, they have had their share of conflict due toethnicity. Indonesia is the most illustrative example, but there have also beenserious divisions in Burma, China, the Philippines and Vietnam among others.This book is designed as a comprehensive comparative introduction toethnicityin East and Southeast Asia since 1945. The Introduction takes up sometheoreticalissues concerning ethnicity in Asia. Each following chapter covers a particularcountry and gives a brief historical background before addressing topics such as:how to define each ethnic group;ethnic identification in the individual country;governmental policy towards ethnic groups;economies of the ethnic groups in relation to the national economy;social issues such as gender and education;problems of national integration;the impact of ethnic issues on the country’s foreign policy.This text is the first to bring together a coherent study of ethnicity in the regionas a whole, allowing the contributors to build on the ideas developed for eachcountry to form broader themes applicable more generally to East and Southeast Asia as a whole. With maps of all countries, and suggestions for further reading,this well illustrated textbook is essential reading for all students studying thecommunities of East and Southeast Asia, as well as a valuable resource for spe-cialists in the area.
Colin Mackerras
is Professor in the School of Asian and InternationalStudies,Griffith University, Australia. In 1999 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and won an award for achievements in Australia–China cultural relations. He is a well known specialist on China with particularresearch interests in China’s ethnic minorities, Chinese history and politics, andChinese theatre.
 Asia’s transformations
Edited by Mark Selden
 Binghamton University and Cornell University, USA
The books in this series explore the political, social, economic and cultural consequencesof  Asia’s transformations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The series emphasizesthe tumultuous interplay of local, national, regional and global forces as Asia bids to be-come the hub of the world economy. While focusing on the contemporary, it also looksbackto analyze the antecedents of Asia’s contested rise. This series comprises several strands:
 Asia’s Transformations 
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