This book is designed as a comprehensive comparative introduction to ethnicity in East and Southeast Asia since 1945. Each chapter covers a particular country looking at such core issues as:
· the ethnic minorities or groups in the country of concern, how many ethnic groups, population, language and culture group they belong to, traditional religions and arts
· government policy towards the ethnic minorities or groups
· the economies of the ethnic minorities or groups and the relation with the national economy;
· problems of national integration caused by the ethnic minorities or groups;
· the impact of ethnic issues on the country's overall foreign relations.
'For scholars whose specialized knowledge is often confined within the boundaries of one or a handful of particular nation-states, this volume offers a very useful, broad survey ot ethnicity in Asia, with contributions of consistent scope and quality. The writing style is also consistently accessible to general readers.' - The Journal of Asian Studies
1. Introduction 2. Ethnicity in China 3. In Japan, but not of Japan 4. Ethnicity in Indonesia 5. Ethnicity and Class in Malaysia 6. Singapore: Multiracial harmony as public good 7. Vietnam 8. Ethnicity in the Philippines9. Ethnicity and the Politics of Ethnic Classification in Thailand10. Myanmar/Burma 11. Cambodia 12. Laos: Minorities