Posted by yueke at 4/10/2016 8:25:33 PM
Those born in Liaoning Province identify themselves more with the concept of “Northeast” than with Liaoning, that is, they would first see themselves as “northeasterners” before recognizing their provincial identity.
This phenomenon is largely attributable to the unique history of the region, its customs and habits, the unification of language, and the fact that the residents are mostly emigrants from Hebei and Shandong Provinces.
Northeast China, including Liaoning Province, encompasses a Chinese Han dominated culture rim which has also integrated the cultures, customs of Manchu, Mongolian, Korean, Olunchun, Owenke, Xibo, Russian and other nationalities as well as the customs, cultures and languages of Japan, Russia and North Korea.
Northeastern culture has taken in a great deal of Manchu culture, and has been influenced by Japanese, Korean and Russian culturein terms of its vocabulary and living habits.
As for food, the people’s love for Russian food and North Korean pickles, for example, bears witness to the impact of foreign cultures. In terms of folk arts, Shenyang’s Northeastern Big Drum, Dalian’s Fuzhou Shadow Figures, Anshan’s Haicheng Trumpet Play, Fushun’s Manchu Yangko Performance, Benxi’s Shehuo (Goddess of Land and Fire) Variety Show, Dandong’s Singlefaced Drum Performance, Jinzhou’s Heishan Two Performers Show, Yingkou’s Gaizhou Shadow Figures and Kite, Fuxin’s Mongollian Lejin Wedding Ceremony and Huerqin Story-telling, Liaoyang’s Folk Drum Music, Tieling’s Traditional Two Performers Show, Chaoyang’s Folk Papercutting etc. are all unique art forms in the province.