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By James S Olson

When you consider that Deng Xiaoping's monetary reforms all started within the early Eighties, the People's Republic of China has rejoined international politics as an international energy. the rustic is probably going to turn into extra open and its inner politics will doubtless have an effect on the remainder of the realm. With greater than 1.2 billion humans divided into 1000s of ethnic teams, all ruled through the Han humans, China's politics and its overseas coverage are certain to be tormented by ethnicity and ethnic competition. This ebook is designed to offer librarians, scholars, students, and proficient readers a prepared reference of historical past info for examining ethnic occasions in China.

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Because of recent economic development programs in southwestern Yunnan, increasing numbers of Biyue men can be found working in local factories and mines. BIZIKA. See TUJIA. BIZKA. See TUJIA. BLACK BENLONG. See DE’ANG. 28 BLACK BONE YI BLACK BONE YI. See YI. BLACK KUCONG. See LAHU. BLACK LAHU. Black Lahu is one of the two major Lahu* languages in the People’s Republic of China. Black Lahu has three major dialects. The Lahuna* dialect includes, in China, the Meuneu and Panai subdialects. The Nu* dialect includes the Kaishin and Namhpehn subdialects.

In fact, they have adapted Chinese characters to a Bai pronunciation system. Large numbers of Bai who are bilingual also speak a Mandarin* dialect. It seems quite certain that the Bais are among the oldest inhabitants of Yunnan Province, but their origins are elusive. Bai ties to Han* people are extensive, and they are considered to be one of China’s most acculturated minority nationalities. , when Qin armies conquered the Kingdom of Bo and took Bo people as slaves. The Bo were the ancestral parents of the Bai.

CHASHAN. See JINGPO. CHELKAN. The Chelkans are one of the primary subgroups of the Altai,* a minority ethnic group living today in the far northern region of the Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China. CHE-NUNG. The Che-nungs are a subgroup of the Lisu* people of Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China. Along with other Lisu peoples, most Che-nungs are concentrated between the Sawleen River and the Mekong River in western Yunnan Province. * They are more likely to identify themselves as ethnic Che-nungs than as Lisus, and they employ a social system that revolves around a variety of patrilineal, exogamous clans that exercise great political power.

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