The Influence of Population Migration and Mobility on Culture Changes in Xijiang since the Foundation of PRC

Guangyao Wang

Abstract


Based on a research on the population migration in Xinjiang, this article analyzes the influence that the floating population has on culture changes. This influence is manifold, including that of Han culture on minorities as well as minority cultures on Han culture. In the present situation in which China's ethnic groups live together over vast areas while some live in individual concentrated communities in small areas, Han culture’s influence on minorities is of dominance. When analyzing these culture changes against the background of “globalization”, the difference between “assimilation by Han” and “modernization” should be distinguished clearly.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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