“I am a Xinjiang Person”: Weibo users rally against stereotyping in the wake of terrorist attack

| March 4th, 2014

After a terrorist attack on the Kunming Railway Station, which killed 29, was carried out by extremist Xinjiang separatists, some people have expressed fearful and derogatory statements about Xinjiang people and Uyghurs. Weibo users from Xinjiang and elsewhere in China are pushing back, urging their countrymen to stand against the stereotyping of Xinjiang people.

The topic “I am a Xinjiang Person” (我是新疆人) is trending and has spawned messages that have been liked over 10,000 times.

ChinaHush has translated some of the most […]Read more…

Original winnowing pan paintings by Chinese Bouyei ethnic group

| September 11th, 2010

Usually winnowing pans are used to separate grains, corns off their chafes or to hold dried vegetable, dried fish and the like for airing purpose. But in a rural small village called Du Zai (渡寨) in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, people add a little artistic touch to this plain bamboo tool. To them, winnowing pans are best framed canvas on which they translate their love and passion for life into vibrant arts.

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Chinese government installs over 8,000 surveillance cameras monitoring the entire city of Urumqi

| July 2nd, 2010

News background: Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China, where violence often breaks out because of the ongoing ethnic conflict between Han Chinese and Uyghurs. Uyghur is a Turkic ethnic group that is predominantly Muslim and is one of the officially recognized ethnic groups in China.

(From Netease) People’s Net reports, July 2, on the big screen at the command center of the Municipal Public Security Bureau (of Urumqi) clearly showed the real-time images […]Read more…

Family Portraits of all 56 ethnic groups in China

| December 6th, 2009

[ChinaGate] This is a “Family Portrait” of China’s 56 ethnic groups. Chen Haiwen, a photographer, recently lead a team of 14 photographers to create a book entitled, “Harmonious China: A Sketch of China’s 56 Ethnicities.” The team spent one year travelling all over China to complete the project. They ended up taking over 5.7 million photographs.

Thanks Mike, Helena, and Diana!

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