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Hunan Uighur ethnic identity

Author LiJinLan
Tutor YangChengSheng
School Central South University
Course Anthropology
Keywords Hunan Uygur National identity Historical memory Ethnic boundary
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Uighur Hunan eight historic national history of more than 630 years of interest-earning and reproduction in Hunan, the Ancestors lived in the history of the Western Regions, due to the historical development of special reasons, they moved in the Ming Dynasty Hunan and the emperor gave the surname - \Hunan Uygur away from the main ethnic groups in Xinjiang, the specific local natural environment and human environmental impact, their cultural occurred great changes, has formed a set of cultural models to adapt to the means of livelihood of the local environment and living habits. Due to the interaction and intermarriage with other ethnic groups in the local Uygur second home already formed a \Hunan Uygur ablation to the other local ethnic groups, and maintain a strong national identity, their national identity exactly what kind of situation? Caused the author great interest. To this end, the study Hunan Taoyuan maple Uygur and Hui Township back Victoria Village villagers use Bath ethnic boundary theory for the study, to explore the Hunan Uighur ethnic identity. Through research, the paper has come to the following conclusions: First, Hunan Uighur identity cognition from the country to implement a proactive national recognition policy. National recognition of Victoria Village does not have the word \Ethnic identification, Jian clan is identified as Uygur, and gradually construct the ethnic identity. Historical memory is the native Hunan Uygur ethnic identity construction emotional elements. Family within the elite led a series of activities to further enhance the Hunan Uighur ethnic identity. Second, the continuation of the nation depends on the maintenance of the border. Hunan Uygur and around the Han and Hui maintain clear boundaries. Hunan Uygur and Han border mainly in the external objective cultural identity, and the boundary between the Hui national recognition after active construction. Finally, the Hunan Uygur ethnic relations in and around the friendly, the cultural homogeneity strong, but they still have their own sense of national identity, financial and not together, and different \I believe that, Mr. Fei Xiaotong, \China's ethnic groups in the culture on both inextricably linked, but also has relative independence. Hunan Uygur showing a cultural phenomenon in the history of the changes merging with other ethnic groups in the surrounding, reflect the diversity of Chinese culture at the same time. In addition, I believe that both objective characteristics of ethnic identity theory or the theory of subjective identification, are not diametrically opposed, each with their own merits. The objective characteristics On that ethnic connotations can be observed, subjectivism depicting ethnic boundary. Likely in China, due to the various ethnic groups \So these two perspectives should be used as a reference in the study of ethnic identity. I also believe that, in the development process of the nation, religious identity and national identity non-identity phenomenon, not only is the normal course of national development, and also to maintain the nation's development will not affect the national identity.

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