Global China Studies Successfully Launched
its First Workshop on The Handbook on Minorities in China

Global China Studies, the flagship development of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, successfully launched its first workshop on The Handbook on Minorities in China on 6—7 August, 2015. This workshop invited thirteen international experts on Chinese ethnic minorities from the U.S., the UK, Australia, Sweden etc. and discussed various topics including ethnic minorities and nation-building, multiculturalism, languages and cultures, urban Chinese ethnicity, education inequality, ethnic tourism, politics and policies, state of research on Xinjiang and the Uyghurs, Tibet etc.

The workshop will contribute to the publishing of The Handbook on Ethnic Minorities in China, scheduled to publish in 2016 by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., UK. This publication will prompt to be the major guideline and reference in the studies of ethnic minorities in China.

Professor Xiaowei Zang and thirteen international experts contributed to the fruitful discussion on a major publication on ethnic minorities in China

A roundtable discussion was conducted in the two-day workshop; more than fifteen topics on Chinese ethnic minorities will be included in the coming publication

(Left to right) Dr Benno Weiner of Carnegie Mellon University, Dr Yangbin Chen and Dr James Leibold of La Trobe University discussed their papers on ethnic education inequality, minority affirmative action policies and Tibet and China