Research Proposal

Title: the last nomadic people

References within communication/Graphic design:

  • The Himalayan Boy and the TV Set:…, [television programme, online], Prod. credit n.k., Prod. company n.k., Prod. country n.k., 22:00 22/9/2014, BBC FOUR, 70mins. http://bobnational.net/record/243147, (Accessed 09/05/2016).
  • First Contact: Lost Tribe of…, [television programme, online], Prod. credit n.k., Prod. company n.k., Prod. country n.k., 21:00 23/2/2016, Channel 4, 60mins. http://bobnational.net/record/378558, (Accessed 09/05/2016).

References outside communication/Graphic design:

Dennis Manarchy, American protrit project, Vanishing culture

Three pieces of substantive literature:

Chi Zijian(2014), the last quarter of the moon, 1st edition, Vintage (Evenki people’s lives are narrated by the last tribal sheiks’ daughter)

Stuart H. & Paul G. (1996), Questions of Cultural Identity, SAGE Publications Ltd

Keywords:

Vanishing Culture, Culture war, Culture identity, National minority, Evenks, ethnic identities, cultural revival, fate of minority indigenous culture, celtic, aboroginal

Research question: 

In China, government improved the nomadic people lifestyle in the past 30 years, they created a new area to them called Aoluguya village, protected their culture, developed tourism industries. However, these nomadic people used to live like ‘Han’ style in these years, changed from nomadic herding to animal husbandry. what is vanishing culture is , what do these policies do during the past decades, are they subverted their hundreds years of culture and tradition by ‘over’ protected policies?what kind of aspects could impacted these culture change? are their local culture become vanishing culture by their lifestyle changed, the changes of dressing style, the changes in eating habits, the hobbies different on their daily life, weather difference ?  What make them becoming ‘a national minority in Han’(’a wolf in sheep’s clothing’)

mass observation/what is the traditional to them

Background:

There are 56 nationalities in China, Han is the biggest nationality in China, the other 55 nationalities called national minorities. I’m afraid only a few about less than 300 people belong to Evenk, 230 people lived in Aoluguya village, more than 30 people still lived in the forest.

Format and approach of your research:

ethnographic observation, Case studies,

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Cultural Heritage – article

‘Culture can give people a connection to certain social values, beliefs, religions and customs’

The Importance of Cultural Heritage

First Contact: Lost Tribe of…, [television programme, online], Prod. credit n.k., Prod. company n.k., Prod. country n.k., 21:00 23/2/2016, Channel 4, 60mins. http://bobnational.net/record/378558, (Accessed 09/05/2016).

it seems a deep fear of the outside world has kept these peoples isolated for so long, and that their that fear is coming to an end, why should natives be kept under glasses forever ruled with feathers, singing and dancing. there’s no point in us worry them to stay the same to never change, of course the’ll discover the world and change, is it dangerous? yes, will it course trouble?yes. will some indians die? yes, will some go mad? sure, it’s the real world.that’s how it is.I don’t see a problem

 

 

改善游牧民族生活保护他们的同时,我们是否也在颠覆这些少数民族所积淀的文化?在中国,北方的游牧民族经过了数百年的迁徙生活,他们逐渐期望能够脱离朝不保夕的生活。政府为了迎合这些少数民族的意愿,同时也期望他们能够安逸的生活,通过经济政策,教育政策,以及物质文化遗产的申报,进而保护’他们’的文化,为他们创造可行条件。经济政策的实施极大程度上改善了这些少数民族们的生活,让他们逐渐的稳定下来远离了森林草原游牧打猎的生活;后裔们通过教育政策的影响极大程度的改善了他们对代社会的认知,而这些因素同样促使这些少数民族质变。所有的这些因素迫使一个马背上的民族变成了挂着’少数民族’的汉族,接受与被迫接受着同化,接受着消逝的命运,从而放弃了他们最后挣扎的权利。

 

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