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The Migration History of Primi Ethnic The Primis is the descendant of ancient Qiang ethic group, which used to be the strongest Ethnic Minority in the northwestern China (now in Gansu and Qinghai Province). Their force had once covered the whole... Jun. 05, 2018
Primi Musical Instruments Sixianqin The Sixianqin is a traditional musical instrument named after a Qin general loved very much by the Primis. In Primi villages, simple and mellifluous music played with the Sixian can be heard no matter whether one is in... Jun. 05, 2018
Deang people keen on songs and dances Deang people are good at singing and dancing. Whenever they celebrate a festival, hold a wedding party or build a house, they invite folk singer to sing poems. Their musical instruments include lusheng (a reed-pipe wind instrument)... May. 23, 2018
History of Deang Ethnic Deang was a name given to this ethnic group in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Before that time the Deangs along with the Blang and Va ethnic minorities speaking a south Asian language inside Yunnan Province were called... May. 04, 2018
Nu Festivals The traditional Nu festivals include the New Year Festival, the Fairy Festival, Ruwei Festival, and the Festival of Mountains. The Fairy Festival, also called the Flower Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated... Apr. 23, 2018
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas Situated in the mountainous north-west of Yunnan province in China, the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas is a natural serial property consisting of 15 protected areas, grouped into eight clusters... Apr. 19, 2018
The postcard-like beauty of Yunnan’s Shangri-La Ⅱ Due to seasonal water fluctuations few permanent structures rose near the shores but villages, seemingly of log cabins, could be seen clinging to lower slopes of surrounding hills, the calm waters reflecting the scene... Apr. 16, 2018
The postcard-like beauty of Yunnan’s Shangri-La Ⅰ In 1995 Bruce Connolly travelled to to Zhongdian (Shangri-La), a primarily Tibetan upland within Northwest Yunnan. In his previous piece Bruce discovered the fascinating Old Town. Today he explores postcard-like... Apr. 16, 2018
Stone Forests The South China Karst, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2007, is one of the world's most spectacular examples of humid tropical to subtropical karst landscape. It is a serial site spread over the provinces of Guizhou... Apr. 12, 2018
Report on Representation This exhibition brings together more than forty works by artists Chen Tuanjie, Qin Ling, Xu Peiwu, Yang Xiaobing, Zhang Hui, Zi Bai, and Zhou Wei, presenting a variety of subjective responses to social development in China. In the context of rapid industrialization and on-going urbanization. Apr. 09, 2018
Old Town of Lijiang is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China The Old Town of Lijiang, located in the Lijiang autonomous county of Yunnan province, is one of the last surviving ancient towns in China. The architecture of the Old Town of Lijiang is noteworthy for the... Apr. 04, 2018
Cultures and arts created by Nu people The Nu people have created many special culture and arts, all passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition. These oral literatures often take the forms of melodies, which are often sung without preparation or planning... Mar. 28, 2018
The vibrant and cultural prefecture of Dehong Ⅱ In times past, Dehong was an important place along the ancient Silk Road. Today, it is a key part of the Yunnan-Burma Road and is home to a number of vivid cultural products. Dehong's two ports of Ruili and Wanding... Mar. 21, 2018
The vibrant and cultural prefecture of Dehong Ⅰ In times past, Dehong was an important place along the ancient Silk Road. Today, it is a key part of the Yunnan-Burma Road and is home to a number of vivid cultural products. Dehong's two ports of Ruili and Wanding... Mar. 21, 2018
Munao dances reflect the migration of Jingpo ancestors One of the dances that exemplifies the original sacred character of Jingpo dancing is the Munao dance. People usually dance in twos, fours or six in a circle in a ceremony that can last for hours. The dance follows a... Mar. 19, 2018
Water lanterns light Lijiang on Ghost Festival Thousands of water lanterns were set afloat down the rivers of Lijiang's Old Town in Yunnan province on Sept 5, one of the grandest folk customs of the Naxi people in celebration of Ghost Festival... Mar. 15, 2018
History of Jingpo Ethnic According to local legends and historical records, Jingpo ancestors in ancient times inhabited the southern part of the Xikang-Tibetan Plateau. They gradually migrated south to the northwestern part of Yunnan, west of the... Feb. 28, 2018
History of Naxi People According to historical documents, the forefathers of the Naxi people were closely related to a tribe called "Maoniu Yi" in the Han Dynasty (206BC-AD220), "Mosha Yi" in the Jin Dynasty (265-420) and "Moxie Yi" in the... Feb. 08, 2018
History of Lisu Ethnic According to historical records and folk legend, the forbears of the Lisu people lived along the banks of the Jinsha River and were once ruled by "Wudeng" and "Lianglin," two powerful tribes. After the 12th century... Jan. 12, 2018
Puzhehei Puzhehei is a word from Yi language means "a place abundant in fish and shrimps". It is in the southeast of Yunnan. It is a beautiful palace surround by 68 Karst Lake and more than 300 mountain peaks. Visitors like name it as "the Guilin in Yunnan". The lipid lakes countless green hills and flourishing lotus flowers and Yi villages attract people all over the world to here every year. Jan. 04, 2018
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