China in world politics - Part II
The past and present of China, covering several millennia, naturally cannot be squeezed into a single paper, even if it consists of several parts in a sequence. Part I only embarked on offering a brief survey of the complex history of China extending over millennia, up to the establishment of the united republic. The present-day China could be hardly understood without the summary of the most important elements of the history of ideas, the great past and present of its political philosophy shaping its statehood in Part I of the current writing. Part II presents the process of integration of two of its major territories of homogenous ethnic minorities. In fact Parts I and II only offer a background to the analysis to be presented in subsequent Parts and sum up the most important findings of the extensive literature presently regarded as standard.
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