The movement of Han Chinese into minority regions has been a long-standing pattern in China. However, China's minorities have taken longer to start moving in significant numbers and have now become part of a social change phenomenon, motivated by economic, social, and political factors. This book looks at how current changes in China are affecting the minority population. The case studies focus on how population shifts and the movement of China's minorities impact such issues as education, ethnic identity, the environment, local economy, labor, and regional development. Han-minority interactions within a number of regions are also examined.

part I|2 pages


chapter 1|29 pages

Overview of Minority Migration

chapter 2|19 pages

Minority Movement and Education

part IV|2 pages

Contexts and Patterns of Migration