The Lahu minority in Southwest China : a response to ethnic marginalization on the frontier
The Lahu minority in Southwest China : a response to ethnic marginalization on the frontier / Jianxiong Ma.
|Main author:||Ma, Jianxiong.|
"This book, based on extensive original research including long-term anthropological research among the Lahu, provides an overview of the traditional way of life of the Lahu, their social system, culture and beliefs, and discusses the ways in which these are changing. It shows how the Lahu are especially vulnerable because of their lack of political representatives and a state educated elite which can engage with, and be part of, the government administrative system. The Lahu are one of many relatively small ethnic minorities in China--overall the book provides an example of how the Chinese government approaches these relatively small ethnic minorities."--Publisher's description.
New York :
Routledge contemporary China series ;
Includes bibliographical references and index.