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The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong
The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong As depicted by E. G. KEMP in The Face of China. New York. 1909. The prefectural town of Zhaotong was reached after passing through a dull plain, across which a piercing wind was blowing, which is characteristic of this district. It is an...

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion
The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion We continue with the second chapter of Paul Vial “Los Lolos”, in which fragments dedicated to the myth of the flood and the activities of its shamans are particularly striking. CHAPTER II - RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS These...

There was a matriarchy among the Yugur?
There was a matriarchy among the Yugur?

There was a matriarchy among the Yugur? The matrimonial customs of the Yugur present differences between their two main groups. Among the Eastern Yugur, girls had a time of great sexual freedom. Their rite of passage was the ceremony of making the headdress, which was...

The Yugur of Gansu, descendants of the Kings of Dunhuang
The Yugur of Gansu, descendants of the Kings of Dunhuang

o The Yugur of Gansu, descendants of the Kings of Dunhuang Name. Their Chinese name is Yugu, written 裕 固 族. The Yugu or Yugur call themselves Yaoyuer and Xilayuguer. The name Yugur is relatively recent, as it only began to be used after 1949. Population: About 13,000...

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...

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...

Danuohei, the stone village of the Sani minority
Danuohei, the stone village of the Sani minority

Danuohei, the stone village of the Sani minority Danuohei Village - (大糯黑村) is a Sani minority village. The Sani minority, actually a branch of the Yi, lives in the whole area around the Stone Forest until reaching Puzhehei, where one can also visit some beautiful...

The Baoan, master sword makers in the Silk Road
The Baoan, master sword makers in the Silk Road

The Baoan, master sword makers In the dry lands of Gansu province, at the foot of the Jishishan mountain, there are three villages inhabited by different people. At first glance, their life is the same as that of any other Muslim population in that vast region crossed...

The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo
The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo

The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo The goddess of the Sun was in the sky when one day she realized that on Earth the situation of men had changed a great deal. When they were created, they were all equal, and without evil and they did not covet riches. The latest...

Chinese characters

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease
Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease 1. chronic disease. 2. remorse. HSK - STROKES - 8 RADICAL - 疒 Elements  ----  Illnes radical 疒 + long time 久. Phonetic series 久. It causes pain 疒 for long time 久.   内疚  nèijiù  – remorse (inner + remorse) 疚心 jiùxīn   – ashamed...

Ethnic groups

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong
The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong As depicted by E. G. KEMP in The Face of China. New York. 1909. The prefectural town of Zhaotong was reached after passing through a dull plain, across which a piercing wind was blowing, which is characteristic of this district. It is an...

Chinese culture

Taosi. The first capital of China
Taosi. The first capital of China

Taosi. The first capital of China Taosi is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China in the past decades. Located in the southern part of Shanxi province, is possibly the first urban center emerged in China. The excavation of the ancient city of...

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