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Call for Entries:“The Silk Road in the Eyes of Photographers from around the World” Photo Exhibition The 7th Jinan International Photography Biennale Themed Exhibition Sep. 05, 2018
Monba Minority Sunning Buddha festival "Sunning Buddha Festival", also known as the Buddha Festival, is held in most Tibetan areas in early February or April and mid-June every year, the specific date in the temples is different. The so-called... Aug. 28, 2018
Food Habits of Monba People The Menyu Region is abundant in resources and it is home to many rare herbal medicines, animals and trees. The Monba people live mainly on agriculture with some hunting, collecting and stock raising... Jul. 17, 2018
The Houses of Monba People Monba homes are two- or three-story, herringbone-shaped houses of wood with bamboo or straw roofs. The second and third floors are used for living quarters and the first for livestock. The middle storey is spacious... Jul. 16, 2018
Monba Clothes and Pulu In the Menyu area, men and women prefer to wear robes with aprons and black yak hair hats or caps. They wear soft-soled leather boots, which are decorated with red or black striped designs. Women usually wear white... Jul. 13, 2018
Love Songs of Tsangyang Gyatso The 6th Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso was born in Monyu area in Tibet and belonged to the Monba ethnic minority. Monyu area is famous all over the world, which was firmly related to Tsangyang Gyatso who had been a... Jul. 12, 2018
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
History and Origine of Monba Ethnic Various actions had been taken by Tibetan authorities over the centuries to consolidate their rule over Menyu area. The area became the hereditary manor of Tibetans' Zhuba Geju (faction) during the mid... Jul. 06, 2018
Glaring Wooden Bowls Culture of Monba People The people of Monba ethnic group took hunt as their way of living long time ago, but now their life has been improved a lot. Even though, the living standard of Monbas is still rather low, the level of productivity... Jul. 06, 2018
Primi Houses and Villages Primi villages are generally small, around 20 to 30 households, and scattered but close together, usually at least 500 meters from one another, on gentle slopes halfway up mountains. Members of the same clan... Jul. 03, 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
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
Traditional Costume of Primi Minority In daily life, Primi women tend to wear ordinary Chinese rural dress, no different from that worn by Han women. Generally, only during festivals or special occasions do they display their traditional ethnic costume... Jun. 22, 2018
Dietary Customs of Primi People The main Primis diet is meat such as pork, mutton, beef and chicken. They eat pork more often which include fresh pork, fat pork and bacon. No matter fresh meat or pickled pork, the Primis like eat meat lump. At the... Jun. 22, 2018
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 Rice Goddess The Deang Goddess of the Rice is the most important of their traditional deities. She is honored several times a year in accordance with different steps of the agricultural cycle. Plowing is an activity... 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
Residence and buildings of Deang people Deang people live in the pile dwelling of bamboo houses. The framework of the house is made of wood, and the other parts, the rafter, floor, walls, doors and stairs are made of bamboo, and the roof is covered with... May. 29, 2018
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