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1 By Wang Xiaojun “Helen” Confucius Institute at UWP Let the Confucius Institute Introduce You to China

2 Prof. Xiaojun Wang (Helen) Visiting Professor of Confucius Institute at UWP Prof. of South-central University for Nationalities (Wuhan China) Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) Affiliate Tel: 608 – 342 – 1474 Email:

3 Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan(2005)

4 South-central University for Nationalities (Wuhan China) SCUN One of six higher education institutes belonging to State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC) More than 20 000 university students Students, faculties and staffs come from 54 ethnic groups Tuition-free to Students majoring in ethnology Special canteen on campus

5 Confucius Institute at UWP Sponsored by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) Co-op of SCUN and UWP More than 300 in the world, 56 in US Mission and Purpose Promote a better understanding of the Chinese language and culture among the people of the world; Develop friendly relationships between China and other countries; Accelerate the development of multiculturalism at the international level; Help bring about global peace and harmony.

6 Confucius Kong Qiu 孔丘 Kongzi 孔子 Kongfuzi 孔夫子 Sept. 28, 551B.C. – 479 B.C. a Chinese thinker and social philosopher

7 Main Rites of Confucius ---- Analects of Confucius ren 仁, humaneness filial piety, xiao, 孝 li 礼, ritual

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9 55 Minority Ethnic Groups 123m people 9.44% of total population 64% of national territory 80 languages 30 characters

10 Regional National Autonomy The People's Republic of China is a unitary multinational State created jointly by the people of all its 56 nationalities. Regional national autonomy means that the minority nationalities, under unified State leadership, practice regional autonomy in areas where they live in concentrated communities and set up organs of self- government for the exercise of the power of autonomy. It is a basic political system of the State.

11 Province levelPrefecture levelCounty levelTownship level Provinces Prefectures Autonomous prefectures Counties Autonomous counties Townships (ethnic) Sumu (ethnic) Sumu Autonomous regions Prefecture-level cities Sub-provincial cities County-level cities Sub-prefecture- level cities Towns MunicipalitiesLeaguesCity districtsSubdistricts Special Administrative Regions (SARs) Banners Autonomous banners County districts (defunct)

12 壮 Zhuang 满 Man ( Manchuria ) 回 Hui 苗 Miao 维吾尔 Uygur 彝 Yi 土家 Tujia 蒙古 Menggu (Mongolia) 藏 Zang ( Tibetan ) 布依 Buyi

13 Miao Ethnic Group 8.94m population 31% in Guizhou province

14 Ancestor – Shen Long 、 Chi You Miao language – 19 types Miao Characters Religions: - Nature worship - Christianity - Catholicism New Testament

15 Miao’s Calendar Sept-Dec : Miao’s New Year Flower mountain stanza - Jan 2-7 in Miao’s Lunar Calendar

16 Colorful clothes Silver ornaments Songs and Dances – reed-pipe wind instrument m/watch?v=14RqUu- 2qPg m/watch?v=14RqUu- 2qPg

17 Fish in Sour Soup glutinous rice wine

18 Hui Ethnic Group - Muslim 9.81m population Ningxia Hui Ethnic Group Autonomous Region

19 Language: - Mandarin + Arabic + Persian Script: - Arabic letters

20 Religion: - Muslim - Allan - Ahung

21 Muslim calendar Apr.6 – Ramadan Festival (Sept. – Oct. in Muslim calendar) Corban Festival (Dec.10 / Dec.19, 2008)

22 Taboos: No pork Don’t greet somebody with left hand. No liquor / Alcohol No cigarettes No idol worship

23 Uygur Ethnic Group 8.39m population Xinjiang Uygur Ethnic Group Autonomous Region

24 Language: - Uygur language Script: - Uygur script Religion: - Muslim

25 Colorful clothes: Sing and dance watch?v=hbCJyP0p3Xs watch?v=hbCJyP0p3Xs

26 Mongolia Ethnic Group 5.81m population Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

27 Language: - Mongolia language Script: - Mongolia script Mongolia’s Lunar Calendar - Tsagaan Sar

28 Religion: - Lamaism

29 Clothes Roasted whole lamb Fermented Horse Milk(Koumiss) Yurt lele cart

30 Mongolia Long Tune / Urtiin Duu MjQ4NDAzNjg=.html MjQ4NDAzNjg=.html =XjLV0Nr9WZw&feature=related =XjLV0Nr9WZw&feature=related Nadamu Gathering

31 藏族 zang ethnic group ( Tibetan ) 5.42m population - 2.42m (96.4%) in Tibet - Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, Yunan, etc.

32 青藏铁路环保的亮点

33 Language: - zang language - Mandarin - English Script - zang

34 Religious Life of Zang Ethnic Groups Lamaism (Tibetan School of Buddhism) - Pilgrim - wheel of law

35 clothes - Tibetan Robe - shirt - boot

36 Tibetan Calendar - Lunar Calendar Feb. 25, 2009 - New Year in Tibetan Calendar

37 Shoton Festival (Jun 30 – Jul 6, 2009) shoton, “yogurt” Tibetan Opera Play (17 th century)

38 Travel in Tibetan area Bow za xi de le !(Tashi Delek! ) 扎西德勒 – Hello / Wish you good luck! hada (Kha bTags)

39 Highland barley Buttered tea Glutinous rice cake Beef and lamb

40 Worship to the Nature Tibetan Snow Cock Eagle yak

41 Both hands. No touch the head. No touch the ritual utensil. No meat of donkey, horse and dog.

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