Articles in Ethnic China
Autonomous Administration of the Tujia Nationality: The Tujia live in a dozen autonomous administrative units who belong to four Chinese Provinces.
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The case of the Tujia, an ethnic minority in China, demonstrates the disjuncture between of. cially assigned ethnic categories, culture and local identity. It also suggests a potential explanation for why such disjunctures occur. State of. cials apparently classi. ed Tujia in terms of actual cultural practices that were not important locally. There may be a general pattern that outsiders classify others based on culture while locals classify themselves based on socio-political experience.
MELISSA J. BROWN.- Local Government Agency- Manipulating Tujia Identity
The agency of local officials can be seen in Hubei, where the local government used its understanding of local ethnicity to manipulate state policies in creating the Enshi Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture.Examination of this case shows local government officials¡¯ deliberate manipulation of population statistics, creative interpretation of state criteria, differentiation of Han and non-Han familiesand individualswhere none had previously existed, and implementation of measures designed to forestall local protest over this new differentiation.
MELISSA J. BROWN.- Tujia
Katsuhiko YAMAJI.- Funeral Rites of the Tujia in China (Abstract)
YAMAJI Katsuhiko.- Ethnic Identity of the Tujia in China (Abstract)
The Tujia at the end of 19th century depicted by Mrs Pruen.- Their great festival is at the New Year, when the young people go in procession to the hills with flutes and drums, singing as they wend their way
Chinese Bibliography of the Tujia Nationality
China photo exhibitions
Films about the Tujia Nationality: Some films about their most remarkable
dvds and vcds about the Tujia
Tujia Nationality in the art
Travel to Tujia lands