Programme and Schedule

(1) Presentation duration: 35 minutes each
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Day 1 (Thursday, 6 August 2015)

Chair: Professor Colin Mackerras

Time Topic Discussant
09:00 Welcome Speech Prof Xiaowei Zang
09:05 Ethnic Minority Groups in Southwest China
by Dr Jianxiong Ma (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Dr Minglang Zhou
09:45 Nation-Building and Multiculturalism in China
by Dr Minglang Zhou (University of Maryland, US)
Prof Louisa Schein
10:20 Break
10:45 Representations of Chinese Minorities
by Prof Louisa Schein (Rutgers University, US)
Prof Colin Mackerras
11:25 Minority Languages and Cultures
by Prof Colin Mackerras (Griffith University, Australia)
Prof William Jankowiak
12:00 Lunch
14:00 The State of Research on Urban Chinese Ethnicity: Urban Mongols
by Prof William Jankowiak (University of Nevada Las Vegas, US)
Dr Shanshan Du
14:40 Gender Norms among Ethnic Minorities: Beyond “Chinese Patriarchy”
by Dr Shanshan Du (University of Tulane, USA)
Dr Yangbin Chen
15:15 Break
15:40 Ethnic Inequality in Education
by Dr Yangbin Chen (La Trobe University, Australia)
Prof Björn Gustafsson
16:20 Ethnic Disparities in Economic Well-being:
A Survey on the Literature on China

by Prof Björn Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Prof Tim Oakes
17:00 Ethnic Tourism in China
by Prof Tim Oakes (University of Colorado at Boulder, US)
Dr Jim Leibold
17:35 Dinner

Day 2 (Friday, 7 August 2015)

Chair: Professor William Jankowiak

Time Topic Discussant
09:05 Minority Affirmative Action Policies in the People’s Republic of China
by Dr Jim Leibold (La Trobe University, Australia)
Dr Jianxiong Ma
09:45 Response to Ethnic Marginalization in China:
The Case of the Lahu Minority

by Dr Jianxiong Ma (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Dr Benno Weiner
10:20 Break
10:45 Tibet in China? China in Tibet: An Historical Overview
by Dr Benno Weiner (Carnegie Mellon University, US)
Dr Kam Yee Law
11:25 Xinjiang and the Uyghurs
by Prof Michael Dillon (The Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society)
Dr Hongyi Lai
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Integration Policy and South Asian Minorities in Hong Kong
by Dr Kam Yee Law (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong)
Prof Colin Mackerras
14:40 Ethnic Autonomous Regions — A Formula for Unitary Multiethnic State
by Dr Hongyi Lai (The University of Notthingham, UK)
Prof Tim Oakes
15:15 Break
15:40 State of the Field: Ethnic Minorities in China
by Prof Xiaowei Zang (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Professor Louisa Schein
16:45 Dinner (transport inclusive)