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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...

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...

Chinese characters

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....

Ethnic groups

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

Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose
Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose

Diao Yinan-The Lake of the Wild Goose In short, a film to watch and enjoy. An original plot, very well handled, moves the protagonists through degraded urban environments, in which the mastery of the artistic team manages to endow a naive beauty. The action begins at...

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