Affirmative action in China and the U.S.

| March 8, 2011

Title: Affirmative action in China and the U.S. : a dialogue on inequality and minority education

Authors: eds. Minglang Zhou and Ann Maxwell Hill

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Call no.: LC213.53.C6 A34 2009

From the Publisher:

This volume is the first to comprehensively examine Chinese’s affirmative action policies in the critical area of minority education, the most important conduit to employment and economic success in the People’s Republic of China after the economic reforms began in the late 1970s.

About the Authors

Ann Maxwell Hill is Professor of Anthropolgy at Dickinson College. She has conducted fieldwork in both Thailand and SW China. As a cultural anthropologist, Professor Hill has focused on ethnicity, kinship and religion. Her current research is about inter-ethnic relations on China’s frontiers in Yunnan Province, PRC.

Minglang Zhou is Associate Professor of Chinese at University of Maryland. His teaching and research interest includes the sociology of language, language and ethnicity, bilingual education, and teaching Chinese as a second language. He authored “Multilingualism in China: The politics of writing reform for minority languages 1949–2002” (Mouton de Gruyter, 2003) and edited four volumes on language policy, bilingual education, and language contact in China. He has also published two dozens of research articles and book chapters on these topics. He reviews manuscripts on these topics for ten international scholarly journals. He recently won a 2009 American Philosophical Society fellowship for his book project “Models of nation-state building and language education for ethnic minorities in China, 1949-2009.