An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China by James S Olson

By James S Olson

When you consider that Deng Xiaoping's fiscal reforms all started within the early Nineteen Eighties, the People's Republic of China has rejoined international politics as an international strength. the rustic is probably going to develop into extra open and its inner politics will without doubt have an effect on the remainder of the area. With greater than 1.2 billion humans divided into 1000s of ethnic teams, all ruled through the Han humans, China's politics and its overseas coverage are absolute to be laid low with ethnicity and ethnic competition. This publication is designed to offer librarians, scholars, students, and trained readers a prepared reference of history info for analyzing ethnic occasions in China.

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They were part of the great Mongol* Yuan state until 1368, when Yuan power disintegrated and most of the soldiers and administrators retreated back to Mongolia. Some of them, however, remained behind, and included within this group are the Bonan. At the time, they resided in Tongren County, Qinghai Province. They assumed a Bonan ethnic identity over the course of the next several centuries as a result of intermarriage with a complex variety of Tibetan,* Han,* Tu,* and Hui* peoples. Most Chinese ethnologists consider the Bonun to be close relatives of the Hui people.

BER WA DSER. See BAI. BHAKTAPUR. The Bhaktapurs form one of the primary linguistic subgroups of the Newar* people of Nepal. BHOTE. See BHUTANESE. BHOTIA. The term ‘‘Bhotia’’ is used as a generic reference to people of Mongol* extraction who live today in the Himalayan region stretching from Himachal Pradesh State to Arunachal Pradesh State in India and including Bhutan. 26 BHUTANESE They speak a great variety of Tibeto-Burman* dialects. See BHUTANESE and TIBETAN. BHUTANESE. The Bhutanese—also known as the Bhote, Bhotia, and Bhutia— live in the nation of Bhutan, a region of 47,182 square kilometers bordered by Tibet to the north, Bengal to the south, Sikkim to the west, and Arunachal Pradesh to the east.

BULA. The Bulas are a subgroup, based upon dialect, of the Zaiwa* people of Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China. BULANG. See ZHUANG. BULONG. See ZHUANG. BULONGKOL. The Bulongkols are a subgroup of the Kirgiz* people. They speak a southern Kirgiz dialect and live primarily in Akto, Yengishar, and Guma counties in the Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. BUMAN. See ZHUANG. BUMIN. See ZHUANG. BUNA. See ZHUANG. BUNAO. The Bunaos are a Bunn subgroup, who are part of the larger Yao* cluster of people in the People’s Republic of China.

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