Articles in Ethnic China
Researches available in the Web
The family systems of many southern Chinese minority nationalities, which share characteristics that accord a higher value to females, would produce a pattern of sex preference divergent from the Han pattern.
Jing-Yu Liang, Masahiro Umezaki and Ryutaro Ohtsuka.- Advantageous and disadvantageous impacts of tourism development on the living of Li ethnic minority villagers in Hainan Island, China.
In Hainan Island, China, tourism development has been rapidly progressed by the government and private companies since the 1980s, and consequently the living conditions of the Li ethnic minority people have been drastically changing.
Graham Thurgood.- Sociolinguistics and contact-induced language change: Hainan Cham, Anong, and Phan Rang Cham
This paper examines the sociolinguistic conditions under which three Southeast Asian languages have restructured under intense multilingual contact.
Cham, Anong, and Phan Rang Cham: Three languages, three social contexts,
three patterns of change.
Philip Feifan Xie.- The Bamboo-beating Dance in Hainan, China: Authenticity and Commodification.
paper explores the relationship between authenticity and commodification
Zhang Hongxia and Zhan Changzhi.- A Librarys Efforts en route to Salvaging a Vanishing Culture
phenomena develop over hundreds, even thousands of years, but are capable
of destruction in a short time, even within a decade. One example is the
traditional culture of the Li ethnic group.
Evan G.R. Davies.- Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities: A Case Study in Hainan, China. Waterloo. 2003
Forest management is an important component of the Eco-province plan. This research examined Hainans forests, focussing on the connections between healthy forests and healthy communities.
Michael J. Stone.- Ecotourism and Community Development: Case studies from Hainan, China. Waterloo. 2002
Ecotourism is one of the fastest expanding tourism markets. It has received much attention in developing countries and economically impoverished regions around the world. As an agent of change ecotourism has been linked to sustainable development strategies and initiatives in many places.
Philip Feifan Xie.- Authenticating Cultural Tourism: Folk Villages in Hainan, China. Waterloo. 2001
Cultural tourism provides opportunities for ethnic minorities to showcase their cultures, customs and heritage. At the same time, it causes a series of tensions and issues of authenticity and commodification have been the subjet of lively debate among tourism researchers.
books about the Li
China photo exhibitions
to Li lands