Accepted Paper:

Sedentary life mixing with agriculture in China  


Borjigin Burensain (The University of Shiga Prefecture)

Paper short abstract:

In northern China mainly north of the Great Wall where Mongol people have been dominant expands however lots of multi ethnic villages and towns where China agricultures populate. We examine this socio-cultural dynamics accelerated in the 20th C. during which Chinese domination expanded to periphery.

Paper long abstract:

In northern China corresponding to the southern part of the Inner Mongol, north of the line of the Great Wall-liǔ tiáo biān柳条邊墙、lots of multi ethnic communities appeared where Mongol people of pastoralist origin and Han Chinese of agriculture culture have lived together with other peoples like Muslims.

This presents Chinese domination extended to northern region since the beginning of 20th century regardless of Chinese regime. The study of this process is important for us to understand the actual Chinese socio-political dynamics composed of 56 ethnic minorities, especially peripheral minority problem so serious in every parts of China. The case of the southern Inner Mongol is further more important, taking in consideration the encounter of two different ways of life: agriculture and pastoralism and its dynamism. This study offers a contrbution to the discussions concerning how 56 peples live together in China.

Panel P109
Afro-Eurasian inner dry land civilization