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Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet
Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet

Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet. MiIarepa is one of the most beloved religious leaders of Tibet. His story, full of unique facts, has been told again and again over the centuries, and if the publishers did not warn that this is the autobiography written by the holy...

The first description of the Religion of the Yi
The first description of the Religion of the Yi

The first description of the Religion of the Yi By Father François Louis Crabouillet in 1872. The religion of the Lolos[i] is that of sorcerers: it consists only of conjurations of evil spirits, according to them, the only authors of evil. Without being devout like...

Tibetans, the people who descend from the monkey
Tibetans, the people who descend from the monkey

Tibetans, the people who descend from the monkey According to an ancient myth, the Tibetans originated from the union of an ogress (raksasi) and a monkey. The monkey was sent by Avalokitesvara, Mother Buddha, to sow the seed of Buddhism in these lands. One day, an...

The sung funeral of the Kucong of China
The sung funeral of the Kucong of China

The sung funeral of the Kucong Among the Kucong, one of the peoples who have most persistently maintained their isolation in the mountainous areas on the border of China and Laos, the different stages of the funeral are celebrated through music, which gives the...

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...

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

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

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?

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...

The main branches of the Yao Nationality
The main branches of the Yao Nationality

The main branches of the Yao Nationality The Yao are extended in a wide area of Southeast Asia, as Fei Xiaotong (1), one of the first anthropologists to study them, asserts: "The Yaos characteristically lived in small, widely-scattered communities. The Yaos of Guangxi...

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The magic of Chinese characters
The magic of Chinese characters

The magic of Chinese characters The written word, the Chinese characters, have had from their very origin, a magical meaning for the Chinese. There is no doubt that for them a character is not only a symbol of the concept it claims to represent but the object itself....

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Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet
Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet

Life of Milarepa, the hermit poet. MiIarepa is one of the most beloved religious leaders of Tibet. His story, full of unique facts, has been told again and again over the centuries, and if the publishers did not warn that this is the autobiography written by the holy...

Chinese culture

Jiayuguan Pass – the Great Wall on the Silk Road
Jiayuguan Pass – the Great Wall on the Silk Road

Jiayuguan Pass - the Great Wall on the Silk Road Jiayuguan Pass or Jiayu Pass, as guan means pass in Chinese is one of the most remarkable monuments on the Silk Road and one of its most popular sights. Built at the end of the Great Wall, showing the desolation of the...

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