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Zhongguo min zu zheng ce

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Occasional Paper No. 2



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Download Part II: 1. Constitutional Provisions Relevant To Minorities during the Republican Period, 1912-1949 (981 KB)

Download Part II: 2. Constitution of the Soviet Republic, November 7, 1931 (359 KB)

Download Part II: 3. Mao Tse-Tung the Problem of Minorities, April 24, 1945 (561 KB)

Download Part II: 4. Common Program of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, September 29, 1949 (517 KB)

Download Part II: 5. Chou En-Lai Relations among Nationalities, October 23, 1951 (1008 KB)

Download Part II: 6. Decisions on Measures for the Establishment of Local Democratic-Coalition Governments of Nationalities, February 22, 1952 (1.1 MB)

Download Part II: 7. Ulanfu Report on the General Program for the Implementation of Regional Autonomy for Minorities August 8, 1952 (546 KB)

Download Part II: 8. General Program of the People's Republic of China for the Implementation of Regional Autonomy for Minorities, August 9, 1952 (1.7 MB)

Download Part II: 9. Summary of Basic Experiences in Promoting Regional Autonomy among Minorities, June 15, 1953 (4.3 MB)

Download Part II: 10. The Constitution of the People's Republic of China, September 20, 1954 (937 KB)

Download Part II: 11. Organic Law of Local Congresses and Local Councils of the People's Republic of China, September 21, 1954 (638 KB)

Download Part II: 12. Chou En-Lai Report On the Work of the Government September 23, 1954 (496 KB)

Download Part II: 13. Conscription Law of the People's Republic of China, February 7, 1955 (561 KB)

Download Part II: 14. On Strengthening Production Leadership and Organizational Construction on Agricultural Producer Cooperatives, September 12, 1956 (629 KB)

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Download Part II: 16. Constitution of the Chinese Communist Party September 26, 1956 (818 KB)

Download Part II: 17. Proposals of the Eighth National Congress Of The Chinese Communist Party For The Second Five-Year Plan For The Development Of The National Economy, 1958-62, September 27, 1956 (362 KB)

Download Part II: 18. Mao Tse-tung the Problem of Minorities, February 27, 1957 (544 KB)

Download Part II: 19. Teng Hsiao-p'ing on Minorities, September 23, 1957 (955 KB)

Download Part II: 20. Wang Feng on the Rectification Campaign and Socialist Education among Minorities, February 9, 1958 (9.6 MB)

Download Part II: 21. Chou En-Lai Report on the Work of the Government April 18, 1959 (974 KB)

Download Part II: 22. Wang Feng the Great Victory in Our Nationalities Policy September 27, 1959 (6.8 MB)

Download Part II: 23. Chang Chih-i a Correct Understanding and Implementation of the Party Policy Concerning Freedom of Religious Belief, April 1962 (3.7 MB)

Download Part II: 24. Liu Ch'un the Current Nationality Question and Class Struggle, June 30, 1964 (8.0 MB)

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Managing Editor

Henry G. Schwarz


Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University


Bellingham, Washington


Chinese Policies Towards Minorities: An Essay and Documents by Henry G. Schwarz: Over the past several years, I have been surprised by the lack of knowledge of Communist Chinese policies toward minorities on the part of otherwise well prepared graduate students beginning to specialize in contemporary China. To help remedy this regrettable state of affairs, I offer this collection of documents and introductory essay in the hope that it will provide a handy reference tool and a starting point from which a novice may strike out for detailed investigations of China's minorities.

The essay does not pretend to offer a full-scale analysis of Chinese policies toward minorities. It does attempt, however, to give a general introduction to the problem of China's minorities and to focus on some of the objectives and results of China's policies, as presented in the documents.



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Resources made available by the Special Collections, Heritage Resources, and Western Libraries, Western Washington University.



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Asian History


Communist Chinese policies, Minorities in China

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Copyright 1971 the Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University





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