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

 

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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...

Chinese Books about the Zhuang
Chinese Books about the Zhuang

Chinese Books about the Zhuang This is not an exhaustive relation of books published in China about the Zhuang, nor a comprehensive bibliography about the, but merely the books that I had in my hand when I wrote this post. Dai Guanglu.- Zhuang zu wenhua (Illust.)...

Zhuang Folk Tales from Wuming
Zhuang Folk Tales from Wuming

Zhuang Folk Tales from Wuming This book is a good sample of the folk literature of the Zhuang people living around Wuming County. Though formally separated in six chapters under the epigraphs of Traditional virtues, Bravery and Diligence, Cleverness and Creativity,...

Researches on the Mo culture of the Zhuang
Researches on the Mo culture of the Zhuang

Researches on the Mo culture of the Zhuang  (壮族墨文化研究 Zhuang zu mo wenhua yanjiu). Huang Guiqiu。 Nationalities Press. Beijing. 2006. 321 pp Mo culture of the Zhuang refers to the Mo beliefs of the Zhuang and the Buyi nationalities; as their culture share a high...

Deciphering the culture of the fertility cults
Deciphering the culture of the fertility cults

Deciphering the culture of the fertility cults (生殖崇拜的文化解读  Shengzhi chongbai de wenhua jiedu). Liao Mingjun. Guangxi Peoples Press. Nanning, 2006 This book is a study of the fertility cults among the Chinese nationalities. Introducing the reader the different...

Pregnancy and Birth ceremonies among the Sha branch of the Zhuang
Pregnancy and Birth ceremonies among the Sha branch of the Zhuang

Pregnancy and Birth ceremonies among the Sha branch of the Zhuang   The Sha are one of the branches of the Zhuang. They live in Yunnan province. The birth of a new child among them is surrounded by rituals that present significant differences from those of other...

Some dances of the Zhuang people
Some dances of the Zhuang people

Some dances of the Zhuang people  The Zhuang have a number of dances. Originating from different periods of their history, it is thought that the older ones have a ritual origin, imitating the movements of their shamans during their religious ceremonies. In general...

Festivals  of the Zhuang Nationality
Festivals of the Zhuang Nationality

Festivals  of the Zhuang Nationality New Year The most important festival of the Zhuang year. Their celebration is similar to that of the local Chinese, although with some special characteristics. The children play their traditional games. In Wenshan County horse...

Zhuang phallic ritual
Zhuang phallic ritual

Zhuang phallic ritual  Zhuang minority has an interesting phallic ceremony. According to their legends, in antique times there was no communication between the two banks of the Hongshui River, women living on one bank of the river and men on the other. The god...

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

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

Lao She Cat Country
Lao She Cat Country

Cat Country - Lao She Sometimes we say that a poet or a writer writes with his blood, and there are many occasions in which writers end up paying with their lives for having written a book. This is possibly one of them, and we can say that Lao She paid with his life...

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