總計劃簡介

「中國民族的起源與形成」計劃目的在於,結合生物遺傳學、語言學、人類學與歷史學等作跨學科的綜合研究,以探索世界性的人類起源、遷徙與分化,以及近四千年來的歷史過程,如何造成當今在中國的各民族或族群之體質、語言、文化與歷史記憶的客觀分布狀態。以及,有客觀異同的體質、語言、文化與歷史記憶因素,又如何不斷的被人群主觀的分類、認知、修飾與演示,以造成民族間或民族內的族群認同與區分。我們希望透過此主題計劃,在生命科學、社會科學與人文學之間產生一些交流與對話;此對於各個學門的研究,都將有突破性的助益。

 

Combining biology, linguistic, history and anthropology, this interdisciplinary project explores how the origins, migrations and differentiation of pre-historical human, as well as the historical developments in the past 4000 years, have resulted in the distribution of human biology, languages, cultures and historical memories in modern China. And, how these biological, linguistic, cultural and historical elements have been subjectively classified, perceived, modified and performed by people in order to strengthen or to change their inter- or intra- group identity and distinction. We hope that these researches could produce new discourse and communication amongst the life sciences, social sciences and humanities, for breakthroughs in each field.