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The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson,

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First, there are the traditional painting academies which specialize in "classical" painting (bird and flower, landscapes with rocks and water, calligraphy), with conservative attitudes and serving up painting that conforms to the traditional image of Chinese art. Dunn is certainly correct to assert that �the character of the conflicts raging in the former Yugoslavia is misunderstood when religion is not taken into account.� [146] Scholar are divided, however, or the role of religion in the war.

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My Life in Prison: Memoirs of a Chinese Political Dissident

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Half of the people in Valencia speak Valencian, a variety of Catalan; more than 70 per cent of the Balearic islanders speak Mallorquí, also a variety of Catalan. The legal age for marriage is twenty for women and twenty-two for men. Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as Communist party leader in Nov., 2012. The Gulf of Tonkin lies off the coast of Guangxi, the extreme southeastern province of China, located between Hainan Island and Vietnam. Birth registration of Lena Hop Poon Gooey, Victoria, 1913, reg. no. 4094.

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Harmony Garden: The Life, Literary Criticism, and Poetry of

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Australia and Canada have long had anti-discrimination legislation and Sweden passed a similar law in 1994. Head of Government: The head of government in Jamaica is the Prime Minister who is elected by the Jamaican people. The government continued to participate in official diplomatic human-rights dialogues with foreign governments. The government that oppresses its majority could not boast of effective institutions of conflict management and as a result, conflict escalated. Elders were responsible for administrative and judicial functions as well as overseeing religious rituals and observances.

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Journey Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman's Search for

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The king selects the prime minister from the leading coalition in parliament, a body which is further divided into the elected representatives of the Dewan Rakyat and the appointed senators of the Dewan Negara. S. minority population has increased its political clout. Relations with the United States again became tense in Apr., 2001, after a Chinese fighter and U. As a result of military operations, 70 percent of Chinese cultural institutions were destroyed.

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Lake with No Name: A True Story of Love and Conflict in

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Industry is focused on raw mineral processing and the manufacturing of a wide variety of items. Olusegun Obasanjo, a civilian, has been president for several years. Prisons often put inmates to work in farming or manufacturing. In mid-1997, 10 foreign banks were given permission to operate outside of the special zones; and in 1996, foreign banks were given limited authority to do business in rembi (the local currency at the time).

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Below Another Sky: A Mountain Adventure in Search of a Lost

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Urban parents call their only child "little sun" (as in "center of the universe"), compared with rural parents, who call their child or children "left behind," (with their grandparents, as parents travel distances for work). They argue that China's use of tough law enforcement tactics may have alienated the Muslim minorities. While the years after the Cultural Revolution saw some opening in terms of what was permissible, freedom of expression is still curtailed.

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A Maker of the New Orient: Samuel Robbins Brown, Pioneer

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But “class” in turn has a reciprocal relationship with “race”, and it is the articulation between the two which is crucial, not their separateness.104 According to Gordon, people from the same social class but different ethnic groups have behavioural similarities in common, while people from the same 10000 RM million (at 1985 constant prices) 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 71 73 75 77 79 81 83 85 87 Year (NFPE = non-financial public enterprises. It also has witnessed corresponding ethnic upheavals, especially along religious lines: on the Indian subcontinent, where Hindus and Muslims split into separate countries ( India and Pakistan) along religious lines, with massive migrations and more than a million dead; in sub-Saharan Africa, where tribal and religious ties triggered bloody conflicts in the aftermath of new nationhood (Rwanda is a recent example); and in Russia and Yugoslavia, where ethnic minorities have sought autonomy or outright independence and in some cases have been the victims of "ethnic cleansing."

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Colors of the Mountain

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Chief among these is the ancient Malay culture, and the cultures of Malaysia's two most prominent trading partners throughout history--the Chinese, and the Indians. The Hart-Celler Act of 1965 abolished the national origins quota system, aiming at a humanitarian goal of family reunification and an economic goal of meeting the demand for skilled labour. The drainage basins of China's rivers differ in terms of extent and topography, offering varying opportunities for agricultural development.

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A Village Boy from China

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Prosperity for most Irish Americans slowly came from general assimilation and acculturation. Recent developmental policies and projects targeted at minority areas indicate a conscious effort on the part of Chinese leadership to equalize the benefits of growth. One of the first thorough studies of ethnicity and American foreign policy, Gerson's perspective was the inappropriateness of ethnic group pressure being an important factor in shaping diplomacy.

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The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of

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Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government has sought to consistently guarantee the equal social and political rights of all ethnic groups in the country while adhering to the principle of ethnic equality and unity. Along the coast is the independent nation of Brunei. For example, the Mongolians and Kazakhs of the north and northwest, the Tibetans and the Zhuangs in the southwest, and the inhabitants of Hainan Island to the southeast are all linguistically, culturally, and historically distinct from one another and from the dominant tradition.

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