With China’s opening to the world and the deepening of worldexchanges and cooperation, foreign scholars’ academic views on border ethnicminorities have strongly practical significance for international academic exchangesand cooperation. In this paper, based on Citespace, the existing research in this field isanalyzed and summarized, taking 149 papers on related topics from 2000 to 2020 assamples. It is found that in recent years, the number of research results of foreignscholars in the field of frontier ethnic minorities has increased to a limited degree; theresearch disciplines mainly involve medicine, anthropology and sociology; the researchtopics are more concentrated which focusing on diseases, public health and other issues,which is of certain significance to enrich the research content of ethnic minorities in thefrontier areas of China; most of the research methods are case study and empirical study.And the shortcomings are that Foreign scholars have made few achievements in theresearch field of frontier ethnic minorities, and seldom discussed the frontier ethnicminorities from the perspectives of politics, economy and culture which cause the studyof problems are lack of commonality.
2. Research Methods and Data Sources
3. Empirical and atlas analysis