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INDEX OF ETHNIC GROUPS PAGES

 

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

 

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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...

The Llubhu, women shamans of the Naxi
The Llubhu, women shamans of the Naxi

The Llubhu, women shamans of the Naxi The llubhu (also called sunyi) are the Naxi sorcerers or sorceresses. In ancient days they were always women, mediums who went into trances and claimed to see ghosts, the spirit of the deceased persons. They have the power of...

Sakya Monastery and its impressive art treasures
Sakya Monastery and its impressive art treasures

Sakya Monastery and its impressive art treasures Sakya Monastery is located 165 kilometers west of Shigatse, on the road to Tingri, and is a must-see for all travelers who can spare a little time to explore central Tibet, as well as those who end (or begin their...

Book – General introduction of the Culture of the Zhuang
Book – General introduction of the Culture of the Zhuang

Dai Guanglu and He Zhengting. The General introduction of the Culture of the Zhuang People. Yunnan Fine Arts Publishing House. Kunming, 2005. Though this book is not properly written in English, it has a two page English introduction to each of the twelve chapter it...

Two Thousand Zhuang Proverbs from China
Two Thousand Zhuang Proverbs from China

Zhou Yanxian. Two Thousand Zhuang Proverbs from China with Annotations and Chinese and English Translation. 2017 Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York. 2016 If in other post I introduced a translation of the most solemn texts of the Zhuang Nationality, the myths...

Tai Cosmogonic Texts from Guangxi in Southern China
Tai Cosmogonic Texts from Guangxi in Southern China

David Holm.- Recalling Lost souls: The Baeu Rodo Scriptures - Tai Cosmogonic Texts from Guangxi in Southern China. Bangkok, 2004. 344 pp. This is one of the most valuable books to know the myths and culture of the Zhuang. After an introduction to Zhuang culture and...

Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script
Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script

David Holm. Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script - A Vernacular Writing System from Southern China. Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2013. Excerpts from the preface The traditional Zhuang character script is an instance of a sinoxenic script, that is, a script in which...

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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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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...

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