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The homeland of peacocks

In the west of Yunnan Province China, there is a beautiful piece of land, which is named Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture.

  • Dai Opera On Stage in Muse City, Myanmar

    Pubdate:2015-01-31

      On January 29, an ethnic opera of Dai nationalityHai Hantook the stage in Nongmo Village, Muse City The sho

  • Playing Green Dragon and White Elephant

    Pubdate:2009-05-29

    Achangs generally believe in Hinayana, a branch of Buddhism They have a lot of festivals, most of which are related with Buddhism, like: Water-splashing Festival, New Year (or Spring Festival), the Jinwa (Buddha going into a temple)

  • On the Marriage Culture of the Jingpo Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    (By Shiruiof Yunnan Institute of the Nationalities) The Jingpos live in the border areas of several countries, who are called the Kachins in Myanmar and the Xinfus in Assam of India

  • Dai Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    The Dai ethnic minority, which numbers 1,158,989, is distributed throughout the Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Region and Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Region in the southern part of Yunnan Province

  • Deang Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Deang ethnic minority is also called Deang Most of Deang people dwell in Zhenkang County in Lincang area and mingle into other minorities Portrait Costume You can recognize a Deang woman from her special beautiful waist-hoops

  • Girdles around the Waist

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    The clothing of the De ang people has its own distinctive features Men usually wear indigo or black robes buttoned on the right together with short broad trousers

  • Thatched Houses with a Peculiar Flavor

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Like most people in the southern regions, the De angs live in bamboo houses with railings

  • Jingpo Nationality

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Deep place can be getting shallow someday; and sloping field can be getting flat one day Spring forward, but recede instead A fine mule kicks a kick to be a kick and a good man keeps his credit

  • Singing and Dancing to Mourn the Dead

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    When a shooting is heard in the village, people know someone has just passed away, and they can tell from the sound the gender of the dead (odd for a woman and even for a man)

  • Free Courting and Adventurous Wedding Ceremonies

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Until early 1950s, Jingpo young unmarried people all take part in "Gantuozong " (Zaiwa dialect), which is called "Chuanguniang " in Chinese, meaning looking for a girl

  • Lisu Marriage

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Lisu people cannot marry their relatives Choosing the match In the evening Lisu women will cook the rice, and the following morning the men will come to help, and spend time teasing each other

  • Lisu Beliefs

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    The Lisu believe that when someone is very ill or about to die their spirits may leave the body and appear to other people in the village There are two categories for these appearances

  • Lisus Manners

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Teaching children to love good manners 1 Don t look down upon or disrespect that which you do not understand and don t argue with adults or elders--It is a sin 2 When visitors come to the house you must not be loud or whiny

  • Lisu Sewing

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    Lisu clothes are characteristic by their colorful and unique design, with red largely used as its base color

  • Lisu Musical Instruments

    Pubdate:2009-05-30

    The musical instruments in each tribe tell about the feelings, beauty and varied wisdom of the village instead of putting it into words