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Monba Custom of Giving Names Names are important to Monba people. According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, people choose names with an auspicious meaning for children. In Tibet there are two main ways of giving children names. One way is... Jul. 09, 2018
Primi Puberty Rite For the Primi, the age boundary line between children and adults is thirteen. Before thirteen, children all wear long gowns. After a special rite at thirteen called "wearing trousers" for boys and "wearing skirt"... Jul. 03, 2018
Soccer Fields Around the World One of the most appealing aspects of soccer is its simplicity --- a ball, some open space, goal markers, and you can play. As the 2018 World Cup reaches the round of 16 in Russia, with matches held in massive modern ... Jun. 29, 2018
Primi Marriage and Wedding Customs Primi society has been traditionally organised into exogamous clans with marriages arranged by the parents occurring between cross-cousins and marriage within the clan is prohibited. However today there is great... Jun. 25, 2018
Double Take: The Asia Photographs of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry "Double Take" presents the work of two exemplary, and hugely influential 20th-century photo essayists, the documentary photographers Brian Brake and Steve McCurry. Jun. 25, 2018
Ten Directions: The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Three Shadows Photography Award Through the investigation, organization, and study of Chinese contemporary photography, the Three Shadows Photography Award introduced emerging Chinese contemporary photography to a wider audience, driving the development of Chinese contemporary photography. Jun. 14, 2018
HIPA presents winners of ‘Yellow’ Instagram Photo Contest ​The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award, HIPA, has concluded the May edition of the Instagram Photo Contest which was themed ‘Yellow’. Jun. 13, 2018
Pictures that reveal the truth behind photography The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I'm not just talking about the digital manipulation side of the process, although there's certainly plenty of that involved. 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
The tiny island with human-sized money Hundreds of these extraordinary, human-sized discs of rock are scattered all over the island; some outside the island’s few hotels, others in rows close to the beach or deep in the forests. Each village even has a stone money bank where pieces that are too heavy to move are displayed on the malal Jun. 01, 2018
Deang Water-Splashing Festival Deang festivals are similar to those of the Dai. Many of them have some connection with Buddhism. Every year, they celebrate "Jinwa" (Close-the-Door, which means "Buddha going into the temple"), "Chuwa"... Jun. 01, 2018
Miao Caihuashan Festival Beautiful singing voices of the Miao ethnic group opened the Seventh China Wujiang Miao Caihuashan Festival, which began in Chiyou Jiuli Town, Pengshui autonomous county, Chongqing. Over 100 reporters from all over... May. 31, 2018
The Legend of the Lusheng Tune The legend goes that a pretty and clever girl named Yu Nan fell in love with a brave hunter Yan Wa. But Yu Nan's father bitterly opposed their love because Yan Wa was poor. To stop the two young people from meeting... May. 17, 2018
The characteristic girdles of Deang women Deang women's costumes are usually black, red or colorful (Hua in Chinese), so they are called "Red Deang", "Black Deang" and "Hua Deang". Deang women generally wear long straight skirt, bamboo-woven waist-girdles, big eardrops and coverings for the legs... May. 17, 2018
Traditional Customs of Deang Minority Monogamy is practiced. People of the same clan do not marry with one another. Intermarriage is rare with people of other ethnic groups... May. 15, 2018
The memory of the past It’s the most perilous yet playful lunch break ever captured: 11 men casually eating, chatting and sneaking a smoke as if they weren’t 840 feet above Manhattan with nothing but a thin beam keeping them aloft. Apr. 26, 2018
Nu Distinctive Costumes Women wear distinctive tunics and skirts made from hemp that the Nu grow and strip and spin into cloth. Often times their families wealth is measured by a woman's silver, coral, cornelian and turquoise jewelry... Apr. 26, 2018
Customs of Nu People Marriage and Family: The Nu people's marriage is monogamous. In old times, a small numbers of tribal chiefs and rich men had more than one wife. The Nu people adopted the sub-consanguineous marriage (people can marry... Apr. 23, 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
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
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