eBook Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • James B. Minahan
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  • ISBN-10: 1610690184
  • ISBN-13: 9781610690188
  • DDC: 305.800950
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 334 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Covering countries ranging from Afghanistan and China to Kazakhstan and Russia, this encyclopedia supplies detailed information and informed perspectives, enabling readers to comprehend Asian ethnic groups as well as Asian politics and history. Asia is quickly becoming one of the most important regions of the world—culturally, economically, and politically. This work provides encyclopedic coverage of a wide array of Central, North, and East Asian ethnic groups, including those in eastern Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Koreas.

Arranged alphabetically by ethnic group, each entry provides an overview of the group that identifies its major population centers and population, primary languages and religions, parallels with other groups, origins and early development, major historic events, and cultural belief systems. Information on each group's typical ways of life, relations with neighboring groups, politics and recent history, notable challenges, demographic trends, and key figures is also included. Special attention is focused on the numerous ethnic groups that make up China, one of the world's most populated countries. Sidebars throughout the text provide fascinating facts and information about specific groups to make the encyclopedia more accessible and appealing, while "Further Reading" sections at the end of each entry and the bibliography will provide ample additional resources for students performing in-depth research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Ethnic Groups of the World.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Introduction.
2: Achang.
3: Aimaq.
4: Ainu.
5: Akha.
6: Altay.
7: Aynu.
8: Azeri.
9: Bai.
10: Baluchi.
11: Biao.
12: Blang.
13: Bonan.
14: Bouyei.
15: Bukharan Jews.
16: Buryat.
17: Chaunqing.
18: Chukchi.
19: Dai.
20: Daur.
21: De’ang.
22: Dekasegi.
23: Derung.
24: Dolgan.
25: Dong.
26: Dongxiang.
27: Dungan.
28: Ewenki.
29: Gaoshan.
30: Gelao.
31: Gin.
32: Hakka.
33: Han.
34: Hani.
35: Hazara.
36: Hezhe.
37: Hui.
38: Itelmen.
39: Japanese.
40: Jingpo.
41: Jino.
42: Juhuro.
43: Karakalpak.
44: Kazakh.
45: Ket.
46: Khakass.
47: Khanty.
48: Korean.
49: Koryak.
50: Kyrgyz.
51: Lahu.
52: Lhoba.
53: Li.
54: Lisu.
55: Macanese.
56: Manchu.
57: Mansi.
58: Maonan.
59: Miao.
60: Mongol.
61: Monpa.
62: Mulao.
63: Nanai.
64: Naxi.
65: Nenets.
66: Nivkh.
67: Nu.
68: Nuristani.
69: Oirat.
70: Oroqen.
71: Pamiri.
72: Pashayi.
73: Pashtun.
74: Pumi.
75: Qiang.
76: Ryukyuan.
77: Sakha.
78: Salar.
79: Selkup.
80: She.
81: Shor.
82: Shui.
83: Tajik.
84: Talysh.
85: Tat.
86: Tibetan.
87: Tu.
88: Tujia.
89: Turkmen.
90: Tuvan.
91: Ulch.
92: Utsul.
93: Uyghur.
94: Uzbek.
95: Va.
96: Xibe.
97: Yagnobi.
98: Yao.
99: Yi.
100: Yugur.
101: Yukaghir.
102: Yupik.
103: Zainichi.
104: Zhuang.
Geographical Index.
Index.
About the Author and Contributors.