Study on the Change of Oroqen People’s Identity Consciousness based on the Perspective of Geographical Names

Authors

  • Yishu Shen

Keywords:

Oroqen; Geographical Names; Ethnic Identity; National Identity; Cultural Preservation; Diversity in Unity of the Chinese Nation.

Abstract

Geographical names are the components of ethnic culture, while ethnic culture is the symbol of ethnic identity. This study comparatively analyzes the characteristics of Oroqen geographical names more systematically from two dimensions: horizontal (spacial) and vertical (temporal). The methods of the study include linguistic analysis method, historical comparison method, geographical names group method, statistical method, and inductive method. The objective of the study is to analyze the characteristics of Oroqen geographical names, explore the characteristics of their community consciousness, and find the path of cultural preservation. The results of the study revealed that the ethnic (Oroqen) identity of Oroqen people is still concrete and the national (Chinese nation) identity has been visualized, and the visualization of both is not contradictory. In the current situation that Oroqen language is endangered, preserving the toponymic culture is a basic path to respond the current situation of culture.

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Published

07-11-2022

How to Cite

Shen, Y. (2022). Study on the Change of Oroqen People’s Identity Consciousness based on the Perspective of Geographical Names. BCP Education & Psychology, 7, 222–236. Retrieved from http://bcpublication.org/index.php/EP/article/view/2638