Multicultural China: A Statistical Yearbook (2014) by Rongxing Guo

By Rongxing Guo

With its easy-to-use layout, this e-book offers a set of annual info on China’s fifty six ethnic teams. it's a source booklet that profiles the demography, employment and wages, livelihood, agriculture, undefined, schooling, technology and know-how, tradition, activities, and public well-being for every of those ethnic teams. This fabric, that's compiled from a number of assets, can be of serious worth to researchers, companies, executive companies, and information media. during this publication, facts are provided on an ethnic group-by-ethnic workforce foundation, and the ethnic teams are ordered alphabetically, from the Achang to the Zhuang. notwithstanding lots of the information are as of 2011 – the newest 12 months whilst our examine was once carried out, we additionally offer a few old info for some of signs. this can be meant to aid readers to behavior time-series comparisons and analyses.

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Much of the written Uygur literature has been passed down from the 11th century. Originally the Uyghurs had believed in shamanism, Manicheanism, Jing, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism. Since the 11th century the Uyghur people have gradually turned to Islam. This has strongly influenced their way of life and most festivals celebrated today relate to this religion. Uzbek The Uzbek people live in Yining, Tacheng, Kashgar, Shache, Yecheng and Urumqi cities of Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. The name, Uzbek means ‘leader of self’.

Closely related to the Tibetans, the Qiangs speak a similar language that belongs to the Tibetan-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan phylum. The Qiang language is divided into two dialects. But the Qiangs do not have a written language; instead, most of them can write in Chinese. The Qiangs believe that everything in nature has a spirit. They especially consider white quartz stone as the symbol of rightness having the power of gods, while the black quartz represents evil. 26 1 Multicultural China: A Brief View Russian The Russian ethnic minority descends from Russian immigrants to China in as early as the 18th century.

It indicates that this ethnic group was quite good at hunting. Some Lahu people practice nature and ancestor worship, but still others believe in Mahayana Buddhism. In addition, a few of them are Christians. 1 Multicultural China: A Brief View 17 Lhoba Scattered primarily throughout the Luoyu region of southeast Tibet, the Lhoba is the smallest of China’s 56 ethnic groups. The name ‘‘Lhoba’’ is derived from the Tibetan word for southerners. The majority of the Lhoba ethnic minority have their homes in Mainling, Medog, Lhunze and Nangxian counties in southeastern Tibet.

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