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Huang Xianfan

Chinese historian, ethnologist and educator (1899-1982)

1899   -   1982

movement: Wunu school
country of citizenship: People's Republic of China, Qing dynasty
languages spoken, written or signed: Chinese
educated at: Beijing Normal University, University of Tokyo
occupation: anthropologist, historian, ethnologist, folklorist, educator, university teacher, politician
position held: member of the National People's Congress, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

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Huang Xianfan (zhuang: Vangz Yenfanh; simplified Chinese: 黄现璠; traditional Chinese: 黄現璠; pinyin: Huáng Xiànfán; Wade–Giles: Huáng Hsiènfán) (November 13, 1899 – January 18, 1982) was a Zhuang Chinese historian, ethnologist and educator.He was the first college graduate of Zhuang ethnicity and trained at Peking National University under leading historians and linguists in the 1920s. Huang was the first writer of a general history of the Zhuang nationality, but also a major advocate of the theory that there was no slavery society in the history of the Zhuang, and there was no slave society as a stage of social development in Chinese history.The General History of the Zhuang is the first research book on the history of Zhuang nationality and The "Bagui School" he created is the first school of ethnic studies in China.Huang is considered one of the founders of modern Chinese ethnology.
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