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Bilingual Education in China

  • Dongyan Ru Blachford
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Part of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education book series (LANG, volume 5)

Abstract

China is a multi-nationality country. It has 56 recognized nationalities, in a total population of 1.2 billion. The Han nationality, generally known as ‘Chinese’, makes up the vast majority, with about 92 percent of the country’s entire population. Its language, Mandarin, is the official language of the country. The other 55 nationalities, usually referred to as ‘national minorities’, have a combined population of slightly over 90 million. The size of these minority nationalities varies from more than 15 million (the Zhuang) to only 4000 (the Hezhen).

Keywords

Language Policy Mother Tongue Minority Language Bilingual Education Minority Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dongyan Ru Blachford
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  1. 1.University of ReginaCanada

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