A Review of Japanese Studies on Guangxi’s Ethnic Minorities in the Last 40 Years


Ethnic minority




Since the 1980s, Japanese scholars have been doing field research on ethnic minorities in China. Along with its rich and colorful national culture as well as its ecological culture, Guangxi has piqued the interest of Japanese scholars. In order to provide a multi-dimensional observation perspective and useful reference for the sustainable development of contemporary ethnic minorities in Guangxi, this paper analyses and discusses the research methods, discipline fields, and academic contributions of Japanese research on ethnic minorities in Guangxi over the last 40 years.


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Tomio T, 2001, Study on the Social and Cultural History of the Zhuang Nationality -- As the Center after the Ming Dynasty. Hokkaido University.

Takuji T, 1981, History and Culture of the Yao People (A Social Anthropological Study of mountain Peoples in South and Southeast Asia). Hongwentang, 3.

Tomio T, 2007, The Relationship between the Chinese Zhuang Nationality and the Vietnamese Nong Nationality. Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities (Philosophy and Social Sciences), 29(5): 2-8.

Tsutomu K, 2008, Ethnic Tourism Development and Local Residents’ Response from the Case of Chengyang Scenic Spot of Dong Nationality in Sanjiang, Guangxi, China. International Center for Chinese Studies, Aichi University. 3: 133-160.

Kim H, 2013, Women’s Connectedness from the Perspective of Handicraft Sales in Ethnic Tourism Areas: Based on the Case of Dong Nationality in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Utsunomiya University.

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Hayakawa F, 1997, Camellia Oleifera in Longsheng Autonomous County, Guilin District, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China. Journal of Food Life Society of Japan.

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Masataka S, 1995, Research on Bronze Drum Ceremony and World View——Taking Baikuyao of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China as an Example. Historiography, 64(3/4): 267-285.

Xi J, 2014, Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the International Symposium on The 2565th Anniversary of the Birth of Confucius and the Fifth General Conference of the International Federation of Confucianism. People’s Daily.