The multivariate and integrated Hui nationality
The Hui nationality is the abbreviation name of the Huis. In the great family of Chinese nation, she is an ordinary and concurrently special member. Because as other nationalities, she is also an intrinsic nationality fostered and growing on the land of China. Before her, there was no such a national community on the world. But she is also different from other nationalities, she neither formed by the development of some one or several clans and tribes in Chinese ancient times, nor was the comprehensive community of foreign "Huis people". She formed by the gradual collection of the people of various nationalities who believed in Islam and came from other countries, and absorbed and harmonized many domestic and foreign nationalities in the long-term historical development process. In the racial and national structure, she is the multivariate integration of Chinese and foreign aboriginals and non-aboriginals.
As a national community, the Hui nationality started in the Tang and Song dynasties, developed and formed in the period of the Yuan and Ming dynasties. The "aboriginal guests" in Tang and Song dynasties, the "Huis" in the Yuan dynasties, and the people of various nationalities from the middle part of Asia that entered Central Plains in the Ming dynasty are the main parts of their national source. The national name also followed the "Huis" in the Yuan dynasty. Besides, in the formation process of the Hui nationality, it also absorbed and harmonized many nationalities, such as the Han, Uygur, Mongolian and Tibetan nationalities, and so on.
Besides, the Hui nationality also absorbed the Jews that immigrated into China in the Song dynasty and the Filipinos that immigrated into Dezhou, Shandong at the beginning of the 15th century. In the Yuan dynasty, the Jews are called as "Shuhu Huis". Because their religious customs of believing in Judaism, circumcision, being at church every day and not eating pork are similar as those of the Huis, and the scarf they wore when participating in the religious activities was in pale blue, they were also called as "blue hat Huis" or "pale blue Huis" in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Thus, because of self-recognition or intermarriage between the Huis and them, etc, many people were harmonized into the national body of the Huis as fresh blood.
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