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  • Language, Education and Uyghur Identity in Urban Xinjiangby Joanne Smith Finley; Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As the regional lingua franca, the Uyghur language long underpinned Uyghur national identity in Xinjiang. However, since the ?bilingual education? policy was introduced in 2002, Chinese has been rapidly institutionalised as the sole medium of instruction in the region?s institutes of education. As a result, studies of the bilingual and indeed multi-lingual... more...

  • Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in Chinaby Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Who are the top political leaders in China? What are the major criteria in elite recruitment? How is job promotion in high politics determined? By studying over one and a half thousand top political Chinese leaders, this book seeks to answer these questions and, as a result, defines how Chinese leadership is stratified. Unlike existing research on... more...

  • Ethnicity and Urban Life in Chinaby Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This much-needed work on ethnicity in Asia offers a major sociological analysis of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. Using both qualitative and quantitative data derived from fieldwork in Lanzhou between March 2001 and July 2004, it looks at the contrast between the urban life of the Han people, the ethnic majority in the city of Lanzhou, and the... more...

  • Islam, Family Life, and Gender Inequality in Urban Chinaby Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book studies the relationship between Islam, family processes, and gender inequality among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi, China. Empirically, it shows in quantitative terms the extent of gender inequalities among Uyghur Muslims in Ürümchi and tests whether the gender inequalities are a difference in kind or in degree. It examines five aspects of... more...

  • Ethnicity in China: A Critical Introductionby Xiaowei Zang

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    On the global stage, China is often seen to be a homogenous nation when, in fact, it is a diverse multi-ethnic society, with 55 minority nationality groups recognized by the government. Scattered across the vast landmass, ethnic minorities in China occupy a precarious place in the state, where the Confucian concept of cultural community plays down... more...

  • Understanding Chinese Societyby Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This second edition of Understanding Chinese Society provides a comprehensive, readable, and well-grounded introduction to the key issues affecting contemporary China. A thorough analysis is undertaken not only of China?s family patterns, education system, status, hierarchy, and ethnic diversity, but also of China?s mass media, legal system and... more...

  • Elites and Governance in Chinaby Xiaowei Zang; Chien-wen Kou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading intellectuals, and opinion-makers in China and by looking beyond the top leadership, makes a significant contribution to our understanding of... more...

  • Choosing China's Leadersby Chien-wen Kou; Xiaowei Zang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated after the early 1990s, as mechanisms emerged to regulate... more...

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