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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
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
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
Butterfly Wu: Queen of the Movies "Butterfly Wu: Queen of the Movies" presents more than 200 photographs selected from hundreds of images that were collected and preserved by the actress and covering several decades of Hu Die's acting career together with others from her personal life and travels. Feb. 13, 2018
Traditional Art and Culture of Naxi People Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature. "Genesis," "The Rich Steal Oxen," "Revenge" and "Song of Elopement" are characterized... Feb. 11, 2018
Origin of Nu-River Antiphonally-Musical-Dialogue singing There is a sad but moved story about the origin of Nu-River antiphonally musical dialogue singing. Once upon a time, Lani who lived at the east riverside and Mami lived at the west riverside often met each other... Feb. 05, 2018
Lisus Rich Art and Culture Achi Mugua: Achi Mugua, which originated from Lancang River, means goats singing and dancing. It is a kind of self-entertained singing and dancing featured no instruments. There is a prelude at the beginning... Jan. 23, 2018
The Yonder Blue: An Ancient and Cultural Fort in Rajasthan At the foothill of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, described by Rudyard Kipling as “a mesmerising, formidable feat of construction,” there is a 500-year-old settlement where most ... Jan. 05, 2018
Jino Holy Wooden Drums The Jinos like singing and are good at improvising poems and setting them to music. At holiday gatherings, the young dance to songs sung by elders. Jino festivals often feature singing and dancing... Dec. 27, 2017
Life Style of Jino People Monogamy is practiced in Jino society. But before marriage the prospective brides and grooms are permitted to have sex. If a woman brings her illegitimate child to live in the home of her husband, both the mother... Dec. 03, 2017
Culture and Art of Hani People Hani People is noted for their abundant literature forms ranging from mythology, legend, poem, riddle to proverb among others. Mythologies and legends are the most ancient and numerous, mostly preserved in epics... Nov. 17, 2017
Lahus Marriage and Wedding Customs Most marriages are monogamous. Traditionally, boys marry when they are 16 or 17 and girls marry when they are 13 or 14. Young people are given a fair amount of freedom in choosing their partners as long as they are not... Oct. 23, 2017
Original Ecological Culture of Lahu Minority The music and dances of the Lahu people have their unique styles and are permeated with life. There are many melodies and songs. Their dances, numbering about 40, are characterized by foot tapping and swinging to the... Oct. 19, 2017
People of Uzbek ethnic minority fond of singing and dancing People of Uzbek ethnic minority are very fond of singing and dancing. Their traditional music boasts a rich content, including folk songs and dances, rap, classical song cycle and many other forms and... Oct. 10, 2017
The Wooden Drum of Wa Minority The Wa people regard the wooden drum as a divine tool that has exceptional power and is the symbol of existence and prosperity. They believe in many gods, of whom, Muyiji is a powerful god that creates all things... Sep. 07, 2017
Traditional Art and Culture of Wa Minority The Wa Ethnic Minority boasts rich and colorful literature, such as folklore, vivid myths, touching poems and legends. Famous myths include "Sigang Li", "ancestors of the human being", "the big snake is vomiting"... Sep. 07, 2017
Wa Courting Activities: Visiting Girls and Combing Hair Boys and girls usually begin taking part in courting activities called "visiting girls" when they are 15 or 16. "Visiting girls" is usually carried out in groups. Independent activity is rare before the... Sep. 04, 2017
Yugur Swan Qin Legend According to the Yugur "Swan Qin" legend, long long ago there was a poor young fellow who herded animals for the chief of a tribe. The fellow was often hungry as most of the fruits of his labor went to the chief... Aug. 30, 2017
Rich Literary Tradition of Yugur People The Yugurs have a rich literary tradition handed down orally, such as legends, folk tales, proverbs and ballads. The folk songs feature uniquely simple yet graceful tunes, and vivid content. The people of the Yugur... Aug. 30, 2017
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