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June Regular Meeting Seminar on “The Shaping of Modern China Through Ethnic Minorities”
2014-01-02

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The meeting was aimed at discussing how the Han ethnic government officials, dispatched to the borders during Qing Dynasty and the beginning of Republic of China, planned and implemented policies regarding local ethnicities, how they viewed and interacted with local people, as well as how they documented local culture and daily lives. The places mentioned in the meeting included the Northeast and Southwest China, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia and Taiwan. DATE: 2013/06/20 TIME: 09:30-18:30 VENUE: Seventh Floor Second Conference Room of Administration Building of National Chengchi University

The meeting entitled “Ethnic Interaction and Cultural Writing – Han People on the Borders” was held on June 20, 2013, at the seventh floor second conference room of Administration Building of National Chengchi University. The meeting was aimed at discussing how the Han ethnic government officials, dispatched to the borders during the 19th and 20th centuries, planned and implemented policies regarding local ethnicities, how they viewed and interacted with local people, as well as how they documented local culture and daily lives. Members of the research team presented articles during the meeting. And Professor Chin-sung Hsiao from Fakuang Institute of Buddhist Studies, Associate Professor Rui-zhi Lian from the Deptartment of Humanities and Social Sciences of College of Hakka Studies of National Chiao Tung University and Associate Professor Tak-Sing Kam from the Department and Institute of History of National Chung Cheng University were also invited to the meeting.

First of all, Professor Chin-sung Hsiao pointed out that “Han people” were initially excluded from border affairs in Qing’s policy, forming the phenomenon that ethnic minorities were Han people, and Han people were “border people.” Guests in the meeting and Professor Tak-Sing Kam also extended the topic and made further analyses – Who exactly were “Han people.” Just as Fang Zhong and Ting Chen Zhao appeared in the articles, “Hans in the Manchu Army” were regarded as individuals with identities difficult to be classified, for they possessed Han culture without having Han identity. And there was still space whether they should be classified as “Han people.”

In addition, Professor Chu-Cheng Chao analyzed the Chinese diplomatic environment by observing the situation of international great powers at that time, and quoted a sentence regarding problems of Northwest ethnicities from An Account of Travel in 1891, “……. Judge fairly, and handle it flexibly,” to encourage and inspire all the participants interested in the studies of ethnic relationships and problems. After all, the situation was resulted from bilateral interactions, and so these problems should also be viewed from both sides and tackled by empirical approaches. At the same time, Emeritus Professor Yi Tang also used vivid examples to remind all the participants that Han people themselves also developed the custom of “despising barbarians.” And therefore, when studying historical texts involved “cultural supremacy,” researchers should judge fairly from different aspects as the basic attitude when conducting research.

Professor Hui-Tuan Chang, starting from the aspect of “ethnic relationships,” suggested that Professor Hsin-cheng Lee adjust the lenses to Qing government’s dilemma of whether to set an administrative district in Northwest Taiwan or not, for the policy followed the flow of and was determined by tense or harmonious ethnic relationships. On the other hand, Professor Ping-Yu Hsu focused on the “Manchu-Han relationship,” and further pointed out the clear and obvious concept of the emperor using Han officials as a part of his power relationship.

Last but not least, Professor Ya-Ning Gao and Rui-zhi Lian also focused on methodology and literature review, and reminded researchers that when viewing the issues of Han officials tackling the border affairs, different answers may occur due to different cultural and historical backgrounds, space and time, or the materials used by researchers. Professor Rui-zhi Lian also encouraged conservation between historical texts and the experiences of researchers themselves as a new research method.

In the meeting, writer Yueh-Nan Tsai also shared how Han characters were being utilized for tackling border affairs, and there were also students coming from Turkey as well as Guizhou, China, joining the discussions. Their sharing not only provided valuable thoughts on the issues of modern ethnic relationships and problems, but inspired all the participants and researchers interested in the fields.

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