Han cultural influence on the culture of an ethnic minority in western China through a language perspective

This project will study cross-cultural mixing between Han people and ethnic minorities in China, in particular the Yugur group in western China. The Yugur, also known as the Yellow Uyghur, live along the ancient Silk Road, at the cross-roads of Tibetan, Mongolic and Han communities. This project will study culture as embodied in language. We will study the impact of Han culture and other minority cultures on the Yugur, through language usage, based on different linguistic levels, including the use of non-Yugur words, and the consequent degrees of influence, change or uptake on cultural practices will be evaluated.

Grant round: 2021-01-01 00:00:00

Investigators:

Yarjis Xueqing Zhong

College of Arts and Social Sciences

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