Ruling, resources and religion in China : managing the multiethnic state in the 21st century / Elizabeth Van Wie Davis, Colorado School of Mines, USA
- Davis, Elizabeth Van Wie
- Houndmills, Basingstroke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 182 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
- Ruling and governance -- Leadership and resources -- Regional challenges for resources and religion -- Tibet question -- Uyghur question -- Ruling, resources and religion -- Outcomes.
- "China is not an easy country to rule: it is experiencing rapid growth and with it rapid social change. Resources and religion are two of the most difficult of its challenges, and their combination with ethnicity is not unique to China. It may well be one of the major underlying currents of the 21st century, and is present throughout Asia--with the Baloch of Pakistan, the Kurds of Iraq and Turkey, and the Timorese of the former island of East Timor in Indonesia, now Timor-Lest. In all these nations, as in China, ethnic identity, often united with religious differences, is driven by the presence of valuable resources to create a nationalism with economic underpinnings. With China, however, the outcome is vital, as how it copes with the pressures for good governance with the Asian economic model, treats its ethnic minorities under scrutiny, and gathers resources to fuel its dynamic economy impacts us all"--
- 9781137033833 (hardback) and 1137033835 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-176) and index.
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