The Forgotten People: Indigenous Ethnic Minorities In China Are In Danger Of Fading Away.
The Indigenous ethnic minorities cultures in China are dying before the world barely know their existence.
Chinese government likes to represent the country as harmoniously united under one flag so that people from other countries hardly know about ethnic minorities in China. The fact that China has 55 ethnic minorities that are about 10% of the Chinese population; plus, many other ethnic minorities haven't been recognized in government’s official schema, and most of them live separated from the majority of the Chinese population.
“Our ethnic culture would be disappearing after my generation passed away because less and fewer people who can speak the fluent ethnic language anymore because there is no ethnic language class at school for the younger generation. The Tujia young generation studies Chinese history and literature in Mandarin.” Xiaoping Xie, a folk singer from Tujia ethnic minority, says,
Xie is a 62-year-old Tujia singer who left her hometown to Enshi city for promoting Tujia ethnic culture. She is looking for people who are interested in her Tujia music and could help her make albums for her music because none of younger Tujias are interested in Tujia music.