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Title Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China / edited by Stevan Harrell.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  951.3004851 PERS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 321 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Studies on China ; 26.
Studies on China ; 26.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Yi in History -- 1. Reconstructing Yi History from Yi Records / Wu Gu 21 -- 2. Nzymo as Seen in Some Yi Classical Books / Wu Jingzhong 35 -- Part II Nuosu Society in Liangshan -- 3. A Comparative Approach to Lineages among the Xiao Liangshan Nuosu and Han / Ann Maxwell Hill, Eric Diehl 51 -- 4. Preferential Bilateral-Cross-Cousin Marriage among the Nuosu in Liangshan / Lu Hui 68 -- 5. Names and Genealogies among the Nuosu of Liangshan / Ma Erzi 81 -- 6. Homicide and Homicide Cases in Old Liangshan / Qubi Shimei, Ma Erzi 94 -- 7. Searching for the Heroic Age of the Yi People of Liangshan / Liu Yu 104 -- 8. On the Nature and Transmission of Bimo Knowledge in Liangshan / Bamo Ayi 118 -- Part III Yi Society in Yunnan -- 9. Cold Funeral of the Nisu Yi / Li Yongxiang 135 -- 10. A Valley-House: Remembering a Yi Headmanship / Erik Mueggler 144 -- 11. Native Place and Ethnic Relations in Lunan Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan / Margaret Byrne Swain 170 -- Part IV Yi Today -- 12. Language Policy for the Yi / David Bradley 195 -- 13. Nationalities Conflict and Ethnicity in the People's Republic of China, with Special Reference to the Yi in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture / Thomas Heberer 214 -- 14. Education and Ethnicity among the Liangshan Yi / Martin Schoenhals 238 -- 15. Nuosu Women's Economic Role in Ninglang, Yunnan, under the Reforms / Wu Ga (Luovu Vugashynyumo) 256 -- 16. Yi Health Care System in Liangshan and Chuxiong / Liu Xiaoxing 267.
Summary Nearly seven million Yi people live in. Southwest China, but most educated people outside China have never heard of them. This book, the first scholarly study in a Western language on the Yi in four decades, brings this little-known part of the world to life. Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China is a remarkable collection of work by both Yi and foreign scholars describing their history, traditional society, and recent social changes.
In addition to being valuable as an ethnographic study, this book is also an experiment in communication among three discourses: the cosmopolitan disciplines of history and the social sciences, the Chinese discourse of ethnology and ethnohistory, and the Yi folk discourse of genealogy and ritual. This book uses the case of the Yi to conduct an international conversation across formerly isolated disciplines.
Other author Harrell, Stevan.
Subject Yi (Chinese people)
ISBN 0520219880 (alk. paper)
0520219899 (paperback: alk. paper)