Volume 4 2004

Language Policy in the People’s Republic of China

Theory and Practice Since 1949

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-8038-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-8039-5 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Introduction: The Context of the Theory and Practice of China’s Language Policy

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      Pages 1-18

      Introduction: The Context of the Theory and Practice of China’s Language Policy

  2. Theory and Practice in the Center

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-43

      Fifty Years of Script and Written Language Reform in the P.R.C.

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      Pages 45-54

      The Relationship between Putonghua and Chinese Dialects

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      Pages 55-70

      The Creation of Writing Systems and Nation Establishment

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      Pages 71-95

      Minority Language Policy in China

  3. The Center Versus The Periphery in Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

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      Pages 99-122

      Language Spread Versus Language Maintenance: Policy Making and Implementation Process

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      Pages 123-141

      Good to Hear

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      Pages 143-161

      Putonghua Education and Language Policy in Postcolonial Hong Kong

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      Pages 163-176

      On the Promotion of Putonghua in China: How a Standard Language Becomes a Vernacular

  4. Theorizing Personal Experiences from the Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

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      Pages 179-199

      Theorizing Over 40 Years Personal Experiences with the Creation and Development of Minority Writing Systems of China

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      Pages 201-218

      The Use and Development of Dai and its Vernacular Writing Systems

  5. Theory and Practice Viewed from Minority Communities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-237

      The Use and Development of Tibetan in China

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      Pages 239-256

      The Introduction and Development of the Zhuang Writing System

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      Pages 257-275

      Policies on the Planning and Use of the Yi Language and Writing Systems

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      Pages 277-287

      Language Policy for Bai

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      Pages 289-302

      The Use and Development of Mongol and its Writing Systems in China

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      Pages 303-315

      Language Policy and Standardization of Korean in China

  6. Foreign Language Education Policy and Modernization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 317-317

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      Pages 319-329

      Foreign Language Education in the PRC

  7. Postscript

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 331-331

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      Pages 333-338

      Language Matters in China: An Anthropological Postscript