Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2019)

Culture Sensitivity Assessment and Culture Protection in Religious Region: A Case from One Project Construction

Authors
Wei Dang, Xiaofang Zhang, Xueyun Xu, Jianjun Cao
Corresponding Author
Jianjun Cao
Available Online June 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.129How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Project construction, Xishui Tibetan Township, Ethnic culture, Culture sensitivity, Culture protection
Abstract

Traditional cultures help to establish harmonious relationship between humans and nature, and are an important wealth of the world. Project construction may have adverse effect on cultures of locals, especially for those who are the religious minorities, resulting in the loss of net benefits of project. Based on one of China’s clear-energy projects supported by the World Bank, effort were made on exploring how to identify culture sensitivity, and how to protect or revive those endangered or even extinct cultures. The results show that although there did not exist culture sensitivity by outside characters, such as language, consume, diet custom and its structure, it in fact existed in deep hearts of Tibetans because they were afraid that Gods of mountain and water they have been worshiping may be disturbed by the project, and catastrophe may befall on them. Therefore, local temple should dispatch monks to appease ceremonies before ground breaking. During building or after building, appeasing ceremonies should be held if required by local people. In addition, to rescue these in Tibetan cultures, school upgrading and bilingual education development, temple maintenance, training local/ethnic elites for Tibetan culture renovation, and information promulgating and advertising were needed.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-736-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.129How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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