Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789089640918 Published December 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Ethnic Minorities and Regional Development in Asia

Reality and Challenges

Edited by Huhua Cao

Ethnic Minorities and Regional Development in Asia
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Edited by Huhua Cao

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252 pages | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Paper $62.50 ISBN: 9789089640918 Published December 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The global development experience of the past century has shown that economic growth cannot be sustained without taking into consideration the social and political development of vulnerable populations, including the struggle for minority rights. Within this context, this volume argues for the support of an interdisciplinary discussion that aims to link studies surrounding the development of minorities in Asia.


List of Tables, Figures, and Photos



1        Introduction

Huhua Cao




2        Maximising Opportunities for the Tibetans of Qinghai Province, China

Anja Lahtinen


3        Southeast Asia ‘Ethnic Minorities’ in an Account by the Florentine Merchant Francesco Carletti: A 17th Century Manuscript

Elisabetta Colla


4        Fuzzy Sets in Regional Development Analysis: A case study of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Western China

Shengquan Ma, Ruibo Han, Chenyi Zhang


5        Patterns of the Use and the Choice of Health Care Facilities among the Han and Minority Populations in China

Julia Vedom and Huhua Cao


6        Accessibility of Health Care for Pastoralists in the Tibetan Plateau Region: A Case Study from Southern Qinghai Province, China

Peter M. Foggin, Marion E. Torrance and J. Marc Foggin


7        Dealing with Urban Ethnic Differences: A Comparative Analysis of Chinese and Canadian Strategies

Reza Hasmath




8        Urbanisation Processes among Ethnic Groups in Western China

Ai Deng, Anwaer Maimaitiming, Huhua Cao


9        Conflict and Displacement: A Leading Social Problem in Sri Lanka

A Study of Two Communities in Anuradhapura District

Rev. Pinnawala Sangasumana


10    Sardar Sarovar Dam: A Case Study of Oustees in Gujarat, India

Niladri Ranjan Dash


11    Local Government and Multicultural Coexistence Practices in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Integrating a Growing Foreigner Minority Population

Stephen Robert Nagy


12    Challenges of ecotourism in northern Laos: The case of Luang Nam Tha province

Yann Roche


13    Ethnic Tourism Development: Preliminary Data for the Dong Village of Zhaoxing, China

Candice Cornet


14    Between Performance and Intimacy: Back Spaces and Private Moments in the Tourist Village of Luoshui, China

Tânia Ganito


Biography of Contributors


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