Multiracial people in China

Hùnxuè'ér (Chinese: )[1] is a Chinese term used to refer to people of mixed race. It literally means "mixed-blood child" and is used for all mixed race people.

Multiracial people in China
混血儿 Hùnxuè'ér
Related ethnic groups
Mixed race

HistoryEdit

For decades following the Chinese Revolution of 1949, marriages between laowai (foreigners) and Chinese were unusual and perhaps even nonexistent during the Cultural Revolution, but they were never explicitly banned or judged unacceptable on a racial basis. It was only in the mid-1970s that the first petitions for permission to marry foreigners were accepted, with the thawing of diplomatic ties between China and the United States.[citation needed] Such marriages remained relatively unusual for another two decades.[2]

From 1994 to 2008, each year has seen about 3,000 more mixed race marriages in Shanghai than the previous year.[3] This has caused a major shift in China's attitudes to race and to Chinese children of mixed race heritage, because of globalization.[4][1][5][6]

ExamplesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Half and half, Chinese and Western, get best of both worlds". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved 2012-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Hilton, Isabel (2009-11-05). "How volleyball and pop have shaken China's idea of race". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2012-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Can a Mixed-Race Contestant Become a Chinese Idol?". Time. 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2012-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "For China's Mixed-Race Lou Jing, It's a Hard Road to Acceptance". MTV. Retrieved 2012-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Toy, Vivian S. (2008-05-04). "Stopping Traffic in the People's Republic". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "China's Changing Views on Race". The New York Times. 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2012-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "浩气长存——陈瑞钿传奇". Retrieved 12 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "World War 2 Flying Ace Arthur Chin's Amazing True Story". 7 October 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)