Professor Dru Gladney Quoted in a New York Times Article on Ethnic Minority Musicians in China
In the Sunday, July 17, edition of The New York Times, an article explored the freedom of ethnic minority musicians in China. Eight percent of the Chinese population are considered ethnic minorities, belonging to 55 state-designated ethnic minority groups. If musicians wish to play traditional ethnic music in in state-sanctioned venues, the musicians must temper their songs and not sing about the hardship of being a minority. In the article, Professor Dru Gladney comments on how the Chinese ethnic minorities feel marginalized, believing that the Han (majority) have an easier time getting better employment in minority areas.
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