China's Minority Fiction
World Literature Today
China’s fifty-five officially recognized “minority peoples” make up less than 9 percent of the People’s Republic of China. Still, they number more than 130 million, and their literature deserves study both for its political urgency and for its lyricism and philosophical power. Multiethnic fiction speaks volumes about Chinese attitudes toward minorities, as well as these peoples’ historical understandings, their search for roots, and longings for cultural survival.
Knight, Sabina, "China's Minority Fiction" (2022). World Literature: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.