Legal Protection of the Cultures of Ethnic Minorities in China

Zhiyi ZHU


China is a unified multi-ethnic country. The cultures of ethnic minorities play a crucial role in the Chinese civilization. Various cultural heritages, including the tangible cultural heritages and the intangible cultural heritages, are the fundamental components of the cultural protection. The Chinese government has always attached great importance to protecting and developing the cultures of ethnic minorities and has made certain achievements, but there is still room for improvement, especially in the field of the legal protection. In this paper, the author focuses on the legal protection of the cultures of ethnic minorities in China. Based on the empirical analysis for some cases and theory research, he gives a review of the improvement and solution of the relative problems and puts forward his suggestions.


Cultures of ethnic minorities; Tangible; Intangible; Cultural heritages; Legal protection

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