A Study on the Culture and Values of the Westward Migration Festival of the Sibe Ethnic Group in China
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Sibe ethnic group of northeast China
Westward migration festival
Chinese ethnic community consciousness



Submitted : 2024-04-13
Accepted : 2024-04-28
Published : 2024-05-13


The Westward Migration Festival presents the image of the patriotic historical feat of the Sibe people’s westward migration to Xinjiang and garrisoning of the frontier through sacrificial ceremonies such as the sacrifice of Karun and the public sacrifice of Tibet, as well as celebratory activities such as the Zhulun Hulanbi, the Beilun dance, the archery competition, and the goat-carrying competition. Its cultural space reproduces the historical memory of the ethnicity, illustrates the patriotic dedication of the ethnic groups, the mentality of harmony and coexistence, and the sense of self-reliance and self-existence, and plays a role in enhancing the cultural memory of the ethnic and consolidating the consensus of the ethnic culture. Through the benign interaction of festivals, the ideological foundation is laid for the construction of the Chinese ethnic community consciousness in the western border areas, the value norms are provided, and the social foundation is stabilized.


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