Uighur-Online, a gathering place for many minority voices in Xinjiang that has often pushed the limits of political speech in China, is again available online (连接). … [Read more...] about Uygur BBS back online
What should we call the Dalai Lama? It might seem like a silly enough question... but if you look deeper, there lies a more substantial issue of basic respect and mutual understanding. On Davidpeng's blog (in an article linking to one of our entries)... an interesting discussion has developed (原贴) on that exact topic. One commenter (Flatfish, a frequent Tibetan visitor) … [Read more...] about The misnamed Dalai Lama
Many are now aware there are 56 different nationalities in China. There is another lesser known community, however, that sometimes refer to themselves as the 57th nationality. (Some in the community actually hate that term... but we'll get to that later.) These are the Minkaohan (民考汉), ethnic minorities raised in Han-language schools alongside Han classmates. The term … [Read more...] about Don't indulge our "race complex"
Hong-Kong-based South China Morning Post (and perhaps East Asia's leading English language newspaper) gives us this article (courtesy of Bill Savadore in Qingchengshan): Bai Liqun still remembers the stories told by the elders about a time when her people slaughtered "Red Army" soldiers who entered the homeland of the Qiang ethnic group around 1949 because they feared the … [Read more...] about Relief effort unites ethnic minorities