Ethnic Cultural Identity Crisis and Its Adaptation Taking Blang Ethnic Group in Yunnan Province as an Example
- Xi Chunai, Li Qin, Zhang Yinzhu
- Corresponding Author
- Xi Chunai
Available Online August 2012.
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- cultural identity, Blang ethnic group, cultural identity crisis, cultural awareness.
- With the increasing development of globalization, the Blang ethnic group like most of other ethnic minority groups in the world is also facing the impact coming from non-native cultures. According to questionnaires and interviews the authors carried out, this study shows that the Blang ethnic minority group, which is one of the ethnic groups with less population in China, is confronted with a serious crisis in its cultural identity. The young generation of the Blang increasingly pursues the modernization of the basic necessities, having no ability to speak their native language, ignoring the history of their own nationality, unwilling to wear traditional dress and live in the traditional houses,. Through investigation, the authors found that factors affecting the Blang cultural identity are mainly the way of life, school education and subjective consciousness, of which the last one is in fact of great significance. Based on the findings and research, the authors believe that the key of tackling the crisis is to make Blang subjective consciousness reestablish from the "cultural inferiority" to the "cultural consciousness".
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TY - CONF AU - Xi Chunai AU - Li Qin AU - Zhang Yinzhu PY - 2012/08 DA - 2012/08 TI - Ethnic Cultural Identity Crisis and Its Adaptation Taking Blang Ethnic Group in Yunnan Province as an Example BT - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Public Management (ICPM-2012) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 230 EP - 237 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm.2012.3 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm.2012.3 ID - Chunai2012/08 ER -