"Rossabi's introductory section provides a wonderful setup to understand the historical realities of ethnic minorities post-1949. . . . This book will be beneficial to an introductory reader looking to understand the general discussions that litter the field of ethnicity and ethnic relations in People's Republic of China."
"Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers constitutes an important milestone in the study of the Chinese government's administration of its minority regions over the past 50 years. [The book] is bound to become the reference in general ethnic groups' studies in the People's Republic of China."
"A relevant, timely, and significant addition to the scholarly literature on governance. Well-researched, nicely presented, and thought-provoking, Governing China's Multiethnic Frontiers is a stimulating read."
-The International History Review
"This book provides a well-written and informative overview of the relations between state and ethnic minorities in China. [It] is a timely and welcome edition which illuminates the complex conditions in China's western regions. In addition to academic readership, this book should also interest a larger audience with an interest in China's ethnic minorities and border regions."
"This book provides a concrete tool for those seeking to study China's policy in its multiethnic frontiers and, therefore, is a must for not only academics but policy planners as well."
-Journal of Asian History
"This book is jam-packed with interesting observations about the political, social and economic issues confronting China's ethnically diverse border regions. It will make a useful addition to reading lists for undergraduate courses on China's ethnic minorities."
-The China Journal