The magical world of Yao painting. Jean Pierre Cormerais

The magical world of Yao painting. Jean Pierre Cormerais The Yao ceremonial paintings, the masterworks of the Yao people, nowadays are spread across much of Southeast Asia, increasingly fascinated art lovers worldwide after the apparition of the first paintings in...

The main characteristics of the Yao culture according to W. Eberhard

The main characteristics of the Yao culture according to W. Eberhard The main characteristic of this Yao culture was its productive system, namely slash and burnt dry-agriculture in the mountains. The main products were tuberous plants, apparently cultivated...

A book about the Red Yao

A book about the Red Yao  Maybe the first comprehensive study completely dedicated to the Red Yao, the book is published with the clear purpose of cover all the aspects of The Red Yao life and culture. In the classical descriptive style common to most of the Chinese...

Some books about the Yao Nationality

Some books about the Yao Nationality Akemura Takuji.- TWO TYPES OF THE FEAST OF MERIT AMONG THE YAO, SOUTH CHINA. Tokyo 1968. Eli Alberts.- A History of Daoism and the Yao People of South China. Cambria Press, 2007 The term Yao refers to a non-sinitic speaking,...

A Yao folk-tale: why dead fish do not close their eyes?

A Yao folk-tale: why dead fish do not close their eyes?  Fish live in water. With the large aquatic world as their home, they swim from one place to another seeking food and enjoying their happy existence. But eager fishermen go with their nets and hooks to catch them...

Travels

The Monastery of Sera – History and foundation
The Monastery of Sera – History and foundation

The Monastery of Sera - History and foundation Sera Monastery, located on the outskirts of Lhasa, is one of the largest monasteries in Tibet, and one of the most important centers of learning. Still today many young Tibetans come to the monastery to be trained in the...

Myths & tales

Two stories of Liu Ba, the Bai trickster
Two stories of Liu Ba, the Bai trickster

Two stories of Liu Ba, the Bai trickster The Bai are one of the minorities who have had the longest contact with the Chinese.They are also one of the minorities that has received more cultural influences.  This has been due to the accessibility of the land they...

Ethnic groups

The magical world of Yao painting. Jean Pierre Cormerais
The magical world of Yao painting. Jean Pierre Cormerais

The magical world of Yao painting. Jean Pierre Cormerais The Yao ceremonial paintings, the masterworks of the Yao people, nowadays are spread across much of Southeast Asia, increasingly fascinated art lovers worldwide after the apparition of the first paintings in...

Books

The history of the Sani of the Stone Forest
The history of the Sani of the Stone Forest

    The history of the Sani of the Stone Forest As told by father Paul Vial in his book Les Lolos, Histoire, religion, mœurs, langue, écriture. The Lolos say they came from the region between Tibet and Burma, and at the very beginning of their history, they...

Chinese culture

Shadow – A Film by Zhang Yimou
Shadow – A Film by Zhang Yimou

Shadow - A Film by Zhang Yimou Zhang Yimou leads one of the most consistent and brilliant careers in the cinematography of China, and with The Shadow (Ying) he delights the viewer again with a beautiful and surprising story, based on a very original script, and that...

Chinese characters

Chinese character 灸 jiǔ – moxibustion
Chinese character 灸 jiǔ – moxibustion

Chinese character 灸 jiǔ – moxibustion 1. moxibustion. 2. cauterize. HSK - STROKES - 7 RADICAL -  火 Elements  ----  Fire radical 火 + long time 久. Phonetic series 久. Fire 火 with lasting 久 effect on health.针灸      zhēnjiǔ acupuncture and moxibustion.More posts on Chinese...

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INDEX OF ETHNIC GROUPS PAGES

 

GeneralAchang BaiBaima – BaoanBulangBuyangBuyiChashanDaiDaur – DeangDengDong – DongxiangDulong – Ersu – EwenkiGejia – GelaoHaniHezheJingpoJinoKucongLahuLhobaLiLisuManchuMaonanMiaoMongolsMosoMulaoNamziNaxiNuOroqenPumiQiangSaniSheShuiTaluTibetanTuTujiaUygurWaXibeYaoYiYugurZhuang

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