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How the Communist Party of China Manages the Issue of Nationality

An Evolving Topic

  • Generalize the main contents of the CPC’s policy towards nationalities in the form of five chapters

  • Offers a detailed introduction to the formation as well as the adaptation of the CPC’s national policies

  • Written in a logical and meticulous method, the book will greatly help readers to grasp China’s nationality-related issues


Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

About this book


This book introduces the background of China’s issue of nationality from the very beginning. Throughout the country’s history, all the nationalities that lived and prospered on Chinese land created a pattern of cultural diversity within national unity through their interaction and integration. The formation of this pattern is due not only to the geographical fact that China covers a broad expanse on the Asian continent but also to the historical fact that it is home to disparate and ancient human heritages, and to culturally diverse historical sources.
The book’s five chapters explain the evolution of the CPC’s policy towards nationalities. At the time of the PRC’s founding, the Common Program (in essence an interim Constitution) passed by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (which was composed of people from all sectors of society and all of China’s nationalities) not only declared that people of all China’s nationalities had equal rights, but also stipulated that: regional national autonomy would be practiced in all areas where minority nationalities were concentrated; that all nationalities had the right to develop their native languages and culture and to maintain or reform their customs and religious beliefs; and also mandated that people’s governments support the development of minority nati
onalities in the areas of politics, the economy, culture and education.
In the final section, the book demonstrates that the subject of how
the CPC addresses nationality-related issues is a dynamic one that encompasses the past, present and future, and is simultaneously an answer, a process and a question.


Cultural Diversity Multi-nationality Country National Unity Nationality Equality Nationality Policy Regional National Autonomy Socialism and Nationality Issues

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title How the Communist Party of China Manages the Issue of Nationality
  • Book Subtitle An Evolving Topic
  • Authors Shiyuan Hao
  • Series Title China Academic Library
  • Series Abbreviated Title China Academic Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-48460-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-56923-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-48462-3
  • Series ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-1861
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 329
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Sciences, general
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