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Childbirth in Naxi culture

Childbirth in Naxi culture

childbirth among the naxi The rituals performed at birth suggest that in the Naxi traditional thought the entering of the Sv life god in a person is a gradual process developed during the last term of pregnancy and the first days of life, and that this process is...
Introducing the Dong nationality

Introducing the Dong nationality

Introducing the Dong Nationality The Dong are one of the minorities of China with a large population. According to the census of the year 2000 their population was 3,000,000 people. They live mainly in Guizhou Province (approximately 1,800,000 people), along a fringe...
The Dai of Dehong Prefecture

The Dai of Dehong Prefecture

The Dai of Dehong Prefecture Santasombat, Yos. Lak Chang: A Reconstruction of Tai Identity in Daikong. Canberra, AUS: Pandanus Books, 2001. p 1. (Introduction) The Tai ethnic group, in its different branches, is beyond any doubt one of the most widespread of any...
The sacred forests of the Dai

The sacred forests of the Dai

the sacred forest of the dai The sacred forests of the Dai: Protecting the ancestors – protecting nature. Among the indigenous peoples that inhabit the south of China, there are a good number that have near their villages a small grove that they consider sacred....