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Subject Yao, religion, belief, Taoism, Guang Xi, China
Author Zhang Youjuan
Title A Simple Explanation of Taoism among the Yao of the One Hundred Thousand Mounts
Document Type Article Original Language of Text English
Ethnic Identity Mien, Iu Mien, Language and Linguistic Affiliations Hmong-Mien
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Sirindhorn Anthropology Center Library Total Pages 35 Year 1991
Source The Yao of South China: Recent International Studies. Jacques Lemoine and Chiaน Chien(eds.) Paris: Pangu
Abstract

The author tries to show Taoism unique to the Yao of the One Hundred Thousand Mountains in Southern Guang Xi, China. The article tentatively tells of the origin and development of Taoism that existed well before the ethnic group settled in the region. The author explains about Tao beliefs and the practices of the ethnic group in combination with their indigenous beliefs. Therefore, Taoism is unique to the Yao with their indigenous beliefs and the religion. The author believes that the religion is suitable for their social needs and lifestyle of shifting cultivation and has backward social and economic development.

Text Analyst Athita Sunthorathok Date of Report Apr 19, 2021
TAG Yao, religion, belief, Taoism, Guang Xi, China, Translator -
 
 

 

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