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The Yao nationality puzzle
The Yao nationality puzzle

The Yao puzzle The Yao are one of the indigenous peoples of China remarkable for the following characters: - Big population. According to the 2000 census there were 2,600,000 Yao only in China. - Big dispersion. The Yao are dispersed for all the provinces of South...

Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County
Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County

Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County It was established in 1952 with the name of Dayaoshan (Big Mountain of the Yao) Autonomous Zone, but in 1966 the name was changed to Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County. It is a mountainous county with rugged lands and a climate hot and wet. It...

Different marriages of the Yao people
Different marriages of the Yao people

Different marriages of the Yao people Among the Yao there are different kinds of marriage, though all they have some common characteristics: - They use antiphonal songs to court each other. - They have the freedom to choose their love partners, but they not have...

The drum of the clan among the Balou Yao
The drum of the clan among the Balou Yao

The drum of the clan among the Balou Yao The Yao are one of the peoples who inhabit the mountains of southern China. They are composed of numerous branches, with languages and cultures that are quite different. One branch of the branches is known as White Pants Yao...

The religion of the Pai Yao
The religion of the Pai Yao

The religion of the Pai Yao The Pai Yao living in Liannan County believe that the world is populated by a multitude of spirits that they roughly divide into big and small spirits. According to their behavior regarding human beings, they are classified also as good or...

Thoughts about the Yao history
Thoughts about the Yao history

Thoughts about the Yao history Two of the papers presented in the First International Congress of Yao Studies deal with the origin and meaning of the "King Ping's Charter", a kind of document that granted the Yao free pass across the mountains of the 15 southern...

History of the Yao of China
History of the Yao of China

History of the Yao of China The Yao consider that Panhu is their ancestor. A mythical figure placed in the center of their most important myths that had real existence for them. Some of the modern specialists agree that Panhu is, in fact, a mythified local hero, which...

Interpretation of dreams among the Yao
Interpretation of dreams among the Yao

Interpretation of dreams among the Yao The Yao have a complex system of dream interpretation, which, like other neighboring peoples, they divide into auspicious and unfortunate. For them, to dream of the sun setting behind a hill announced a calamity upon the parents....

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...

The monasteries of Tibet- the soul of the land
The monasteries of Tibet- the soul of the land

  The monasteries of Tibet- the soul of the land One of the most charismatic aspects of Tibetan culture is its monasteries. Mention Tibet to anyone, at least in the West, and they will immediately associate that word with the monasteries and their monks. Those...

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Chinese idioms
Chinese idioms

Chinese idioms One of the most difficult aspects of Chinese is to learn is the so-called idioms or chengyu (成语). In general, they refer to short sentences composed of four characters that allude to some historical fact or literary anecdote from ancient times. Its...

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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...

Chinese culture

Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China’s history
Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China’s history

Springtime in a Small Town: The best film in China's history All the rankings made in recent years, place a film, unknown to the general public, as the best film in China. It is called "Springtime in a Small Town" and was directed by Fei Mu in 1948. I had been wanting...

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

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