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Tolerance of Diversity: Identity Integration Among People of All Ethnic Groups

  • Shiyuan HaoEmail author
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Part of the China Insights book series (CHINAIN)

Abstract

As mentioned earlier, there is a widespread developmental gap between the ethnic minority regions and the rest of China due to their different natural geographical conditions and historical backgrounds. At the same time, we can also find striking cultural differences, including language, literature, art, religious belief, social psychology, folkways, and customs, as well as material carriers for these spiritual values, such as utensils, tools, traditional residences, and clothing, among people of various ethnic groups. As a response, we must show full respect for the cultural differences among ethnic groups. As Xiaotong Fei, a pioneering Chinese researcher and professor of sociology and anthropology put it, “appreciating the values of others as one’s own.” It constitutes a driving force toward building a common spiritual home for all people of all ethnic groups.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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