Promoting ancestral identity and dissolving ethnic hatred with religious and aulture analysis: taking Xinjiang as an example
Xinyan Chi (Nanjing Normal University)
Jia Wang (Shenzhen Bailu Travel Agency)
Paper short abstract:
The paper focuses on the violent terrorist activities with religious consciousness in Xinjiang, China, and tries to use religious classification method to establish common ancestors instead of color classification, which will play a positive role among humanity, affinity and dissolving hatred.
Paper long abstract:
The violent terrorist activities have been deteriorating in Xinjiang. Some groups of Uyghur claim they are descendants of White with academic viewpoint from white mummies of 3800 years unearthed in Xiaohe Cemetery, then question the sovereignty of Xinjiang, and boast they are enemies of china in 3000 years. Historical recorded that the grandson of Emperor Huang, An, was granted in west. He led Ruo people to west, and his descendants established Parthian. The descendant of Emperor Huang, Yu, claimed to be Emperor in Central State, and built priest groups of white Ruo. Above activities were confirmed by archaeology, which could be regarded as the Central State (China) took sovereignty over Xinjiang in about 2500 BC to 2000 BC. The paper tries to find out blood relationship between Han and Uyghurs with religion and culture analysis, to make them to recognize common ancestors in religion, then to marginalize racial differences, finally to reach psychological identification. The immediate measures might be: 1)to improve national ethnic policy; 2)to protect the ruins of white ancestors and develop root-tracing tourism; 3)to organize periodic forums and open academic taboo; 4)to include in compulsory education. White people in Xiaohe cemetery were Ruo people, whose mother's ethnic group was white descendants of Shushan, and father's ethnic group was originated from Emperor Huang. Totems of birds and mice, wooden penises of Fuxi, 7-day sacrifices, 12 earthly branches and 12 zodiac, white stone gods, cattle gods, disymmetric snakes, were unearthed there, which were also civilization elements of Xia Dynasty.
Development, disadvantaged people and human security: the emerging problems and contribution of anthropology in resolving the challenges (Commission on Human Rights)