East Asia Workshop: Politics, Economy and Society

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Feb 9 Workshop

Workshop on East Asia:

Politics, Economy and Society Presents

Economic development of ethnic minority regions in China

Dongmei Zhang

Visiting Scholar, School of Economics, Minzu University of China (The Central University for Nationalities)

4:00-5:30pm, Tuesday

February 9, 2010

Pick Lounge

5828 South University Ave.

Workshop website: http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/eastasia/

Student coordinator: Jean Lin (jeanlin@uchicago.edu)

Faculty sponsors: Dali Yang, Cheol-sung Lee, Dingxin Zhao

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Council on Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Persons with disabilities who believe they may need assistance, please contact the student coordinator in advance.

Abstract:

Economic development of ethnic minority regions in China

The pace of industrial economic development has been increasing in recent years in ethnic minority regions in China. Zhang Dongmei, a visiting scholar from Minzu University of China, will present the results of her research on the economic development of ethnic minority regions (Guangxi, Inner mongolia, Xinjiang, Ningxia, Tibet, Qinghai, Guizhou and Yunnan). The first part of her talk will be on the natural and social environment of these regions which on the one hand is the foundation of the economic development of ethnic minority regions, but on the other hand is also a kind of constraint. The second part analyzes the general picture of present situation of economic development in ethnic minority regions. The third part lists the main problems facing the economic development of ethnic minority regions. The fourth part focuses on the industrial development in ethnic minority regions.