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China's Forty Millions
China's Forty Millions
By June Teufel Dreyer
Harvard University Press, 1977, 333 pp

The most comprehensive study yet of Chinese Communist policy toward the strategically located national minorities. The author concludes that the Party's most conspicuous failures have been in Sinkiang and Tibet, where major rebellions occurred in 1962 and 1959 respectively, and where the participation of minority groups in party and government organs has consistently lagged behind that of minority groups elsewhere. The goal of Communist policy seems to be abolition of minority culture and forced assimilation, although the pace of assimilation has varied from period to period.