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Study on the Blending of Ethnic Minorities and Han Culture in Hehuang Region during the Ming and Qing Dynasties

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DOI: 10.25236/icssem.2024.034


Qingbo Yan

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Qingbo Yan


During the Ming and Qing dynasties, ethnic minorities and Han culture in Hehuang Region had been further intermingled, and gradually formed a pluralistic and integrated historical pattern. This integration is rooted in its specific cultural ecology, is with the development of productive forces, administrative system and the mainland gradually the same historical process naturally. The specific manifestations are as follows: members of ethnic minorities were engaged in agricultural production, forming a pattern in which agriculture and pastoralism went hand in hand in the mode of production, and realizing the interoperability between ethnic minorities and the Han in the Central Plains in terms of the way of life.The system of culture and education centered on Confucianism was gradually completed, and a large number of Confucian scholars of the ethnic minorities were cultivated. Confucian culture as the representative of the excellent traditional culture of the Chinese nation was accepted by ethnic minorities, especially respected loyalty, filial piety, benevolence, section of the Confucian spirit, and gradually realized with the central plains in the cultural concept of integration. The mainstream literati praised the unique natural scenery, human history, local conditions and people's feelings of Hehuang region with poetry and literature works, and the minority peculiar imagery into the literary creation. The ethnic minority literati also began to carry out the poems and literature creation, and actively with the mainstream literati dialogues, to achieve the literary convergence.


the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Hehuang region; Culture blending