The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong

The Flowery Miao in Zhaotong As depicted by E. G. KEMP in The Face of China. New York. 1909. The prefectural town of Zhaotong was reached after passing through a dull plain, across which a piercing wind was blowing, which is characteristic of this district. It is an...

Taosi. The first capital of China

Taosi. The first capital of China Taosi is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in China in the past decades. Located in the southern part of Shanxi province, is possibly the first urban center emerged in China. The excavation of the ancient city of...

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease

Chinese character 疚 jiù – chronic disease 1. chronic disease. 2. remorse. HSK - STROKES - 8 RADICAL - 疒 Elements  ----  Illnes radical 疒 + long time 久. Phonetic series 久. It causes pain 疒 for long time 久.   内疚  nèijiù  – remorse (inner + remorse) 疚心 jiùxīn   – ashamed...

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion We continue with the second chapter of Paul Vial “Los Lolos”, in which fragments dedicated to the myth of the flood and the activities of its shamans are particularly striking. CHAPTER II - RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS These...

There was a matriarchy among the Yugur?

There was a matriarchy among the Yugur? The matrimonial customs of the Yugur present differences between their two main groups. Among the Eastern Yugur, girls had a time of great sexual freedom. Their rite of passage was the ceremony of making the headdress, which was...

Travels

Description of Mount Taishan in 1870
Description of Mount Taishan in 1870

Description of Mount Taishan in 1870 You know I love to read testimonials from the past about travel and culture in China. Some of the authors who were writing at that time didn't have much opportunity to know more or their goal was simply to share their experience or...

Myths & tales

The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo
The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo

The goddess of the Sun of the Jingpo The goddess of the Sun was in the sky when one day she realized that on Earth the situation of men had changed a great deal. When they were created, they were all equal, and without evil and they did not covet riches. The latest...

Ethnic groups

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion
The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion

The Flood Myth, Shamans and the Sani Religion We continue with the second chapter of Paul Vial “Los Lolos”, in which fragments dedicated to the myth of the flood and the activities of its shamans are particularly striking. CHAPTER II - RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS These...

Books

Violence and cannibalism in the Five Dynasties
Violence and cannibalism in the Five Dynasties

l l Violence and cannibalism in the Five Dynasties When one begins to know the history of China, one concentrates its readings on its brilliant moments, on those great dynasties that expanded the territory, recreated surprising cultural forms and became the greatest...

Chinese culture

Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers?
Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers?

Who is this Goddess of Heaven scattering flowers? When we arrive in a country with a culture as different as China, it is as if a fog blanket covers our eyes, allowing us only a blurred vision of everything around us. Then we recognize the characters in their writing...

Chinese characters

Chinese character 久 jiǔ – for a long time
Chinese character 久 jiǔ – for a long time

Chinese character 久 jiǔ – for a long time 1. for a long time.2. long. HSK - 3 STROKES - 3 RADICAL - 丿Elements  ----  Pictogram of a modified person. Phonetic series 久. Pictogram of a person 人= ⺈ with something in his leg, possibly some fetters that force him to walk...

We are working to republish all the old post in this new format, but due to the vast amount of post published in the last years, it is possible that old and new design posts will coexist during some months.

INDEX OF ETHNIC GROUPS PAGES

 

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

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