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Minority rights with Chinese characteristics

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posted on 01.01.2005, 00:00 authored by Baogang HeBaogang He
The growing influence of liberalism in China has made it important to determine the response of traditional Chinese political thought to Western liberal ideas of multicultural citizenship, and the impact of the Western liberal model of minority rights on China’s ethnic minority policy. This chapter begins by discussing the basic characteristics of the Confucian approach to minority questions and minority rights. It examines the influence of Marxism on minority rights, in general, and on Chinese practice, in particular. It then discusses China’s policies on ethic minorities, and compares current Chinese practices with the Western liberal model of minority rights.

History

Title of book

Multiculturalism in Asia

Chapter number

2

Pagination

56 - 79

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Place of publication

Oxford

ISBN-13

9780199277629

Language

eng

Notes

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

Oxford University Press, 2003-2008.

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

W Kymlicka, B He