Table of contents for Language policy in the People's Republic of China : theory and practice since 1949 / edited by Minglang Zhou.

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Table of contentsList of contributors Preface by the series editors Bernard Spolsky and Elana Shohamy Foreword; Victor H. MairAcknowledgements1: Introduction: The Context of the Theory and Practice of China’s Language Policy; Minglang Zhou and Heidi A. RossPart I: Theory and Practice in the Center2. Fifty Years of Script and Written Language Reform in the PRC: The Genesis of the Language Law of 2001; John S. Rohsenow3. The Relationship between Putonghua and Chinese Dialects; Longsheng Guo 4. The Creation of Writing Systems and Nation Establishment: The Case of China in the 1950s; Qingsheng Zhou5. Minority Language Policy in China: Equality in Theory and Inequality in Practice; Minglang ZhouPart II: The Center Versus the Periphery in Practice 6. Language Spread Versus Language Maintenance: Policy Making and Implementation Process; Dongyan Ru Blachford7. Good to Hear: Using the Trope of Standard to Find One’s Way in a Sea of Linguistic Diversity; Susan D. Blum8. Putonghua Education and Language Policy in Postcolonial Hong Kong; Bennan Zhang and Robin R. Yang9. On the Promotion of Putonghua in China: How a Standard Language Becomes a Vernacular; Claire SaillardPart III: Theorizing Personal Experiences from the Practice10. Theorizing over 40 Years Personal Experiences with the Creation and Development of Minority Writing Systems of China; Hongkai Sun11. The Use and Development of Dai and Its Vernacular Writing Systems; Yaowen Zhou and Fenghe FangPart IV: Theory and Practiced Viewed from Minority Communities12. The Use and Development of Tibetan in China; Maocao Zhou13. The Introduction and Development of the Zhuang Writing System; Xulian Li and Quanxi Huang 14. Policies on the Planning and Use of the Yi Language and Writing Systems; Zhongliang Pu 15. Language Policy for Bai; Feng Wang16. The Use and Development of Mongol and Its Writing Systems in China; Caodaobateer17. Language Policy and Standardization of Korean in China; Pingwu TaiPart V: Foreign Language Education Policy and Modernization 18. Foreign Language Education in the PRC: A Brief Overview; LuMing Mao and Yue MinPostscript19. Language Matters in China: An Anthropological Postscript; Ann M. HillIndex

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Language policy -- China.
Chinese language -- Reform.