POSS Team: THUS Drivers
Team Captain: Ruifei Liu
Team Members: Bohui Zhan, Jize Li, Ruochong Zhang, Xiaochen Li, Yixue Zhang, Yuhao Chen, Xukan Zhang, Yaxuan Li, Jingyi Wang

Synopsis: As the geological position determines Xinjiang in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic situation, different religions have coexisted in the region since a distant time. This research discusses the different factors that have contributed to both the coexistence of multiple religions and Islam being the main religion in Xinjiang, such as war, policies, economy, transportation, etc. Modern changes in technology, media and education also have influences on religions in Xinjiang nowadays which are analyzed in the research.

The Forces Driving Socio-Cultural Evolution: Research on the Coexistence of Multiple Religions in Xinjiang

The Forces Driving Socio-Cultural Evolution

POSS Team: THUS Drivers (China)

Synopsis: As the geological position determines Xinjiang in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic situation, different religions have coexisted in the region since a distant time. This research discusses the different factors that have contributed to both the coexistence of multiple religions and Islam being the main religion in Xinjiang, such as war, policies, economy, transportation, etc. Modern changes in technology, media and education also have influences on religions in Xinjiang nowadays which are analyzed in the research.

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