Multilingualism in China: The Politics of Writing Reforms for Minority Languages, 1949-2002

Synopsis

Minglang Zhou's highly erudite and well-researched volume on the policies concerning writing reforms for China's minorities since 1949 provides an original and well-reasoned summary of a complex process. It documents how different script reforms meet dramatically different fates according to local preferences, history, cross-border ties, and the vitality of previously-used scripts. In a style accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students, Zhou's book is of interest to language planners, sinologists, applied linguists, writing theorists, and ethnologists.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Joshua A. Fishman
  • U. Yeshiva
  • U. Stanford
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003