Facts about Bulang Culture
Articles in Ethnic China
aborigines of Yunnan:
The Bulang are one of the original inhabitants of Yunnan. They live in
sharp mountains of humid forest and difficult life, in border areas, in
lands located at more 1500 meters of altitude.
of the Bulang: They
are considered be one of the aboriginal peoples of southwest Yunnan.
religion of the Bulang:
The traditional religion of the Bulang was polytheism, expressed mainly
in the worship to nature and ancestors.
among the Bulang: When
Bulang young people are 15 or 16 years old, they carry out a rite of passage
known as Poke
literature and myths: The legend of Gumiya is their most important
myth. It tells the way the world was created and how mankind developed.
festivals of the Bulang: The Bulang in the south of
Yunnan have received cultural influences from the Dai and the Chinese.
Materials about the Bulang
Singhanetra-Renard.- The Palaung of Shan State:
Palaung settlements here are constructed on ridge lines, not unlike their
ethnic cousins the Wa, as far out of the way of lowlanders as possible.
with Buddha: Palaung Buddhism in Norgern Thailand.
there are several Buddhist rites that take place throughout the Songkran
Festival, this thesis focuses in the song krau ceremony, a village wide
exorcism and blessing aimed at removing misfortune for the village and
ensuring prosperity for the coming year.
Ashley. Lowland Festivities in a Highland Society: Songkran in the Palaung
Village of Pang Daeng Nai, Thailand. CMU Journal. 2005
While the Palaung have acquired both
Buddhism and the Songkran festival from neighboring lowland populations, many
practices and beliefs have taken on a local character in the process of transmission. In my
paper, I discuss the similarities and differences between Palaung and lowland Tai
Songkran ritual observances, particularly with regards to the annual song krau ceremony,
a village-wide exorcism/blessing which coincides with the festival.
Chalermchai Chaichompoo. Segmental Features of the Palaung Language in Thailand.
The objective of this investigation was to study the Palaung phonological system as it is spoken at Nor Lae Village, Tambon Mon Pin, Fang District, Chiang Mai. The study covered the consonants and vowels of the language. The data were collected by using the Mon-Khmer Wordlist and from oral folk tales of the ethnic group. The results were presented descriptively.
Chalermchai Chaichompoo. A Phonological Description of Nor Lae Palaung.
The objective of this investigation is an attempt to describe the phonological system of Red Palaung, at Nor Lae village in Fang district of Chiang Mai province, Thailand. These Palaungs migrated from Burma in 1984 and settled in this border village under the supervision of the Royal Project.
Gerard Difflot. On the Bulang (Blang, Phang) languages.
The following is a brief account of the Bulang subgroup of languages, one of the least known of the little studied Palaungic branch of the Mon-Khmer family.
Jason Fasi. Lao Mang'e: A Bulang Village in Trasnformation.
A single Pu'er tea garden contains a library of cultural information about the family that tends the garden, and the broader society that purchases the tea it produces. The marriage of indigenous and scientific knowledge finds its expression in the maintenance and cultivation of Pu'er trees.
Yasuyuki Mitani. Palaung Dialects: A Preliminary Comparison. South East Asian Studies, Vol. 15, No.2, September 1977.
There are short word-lists of many other dialects, but in this paper I would like to
compare these four dialects discussing the phonological correspondences between them.
Each dialect shows certain characteristic developments, and Ta-ang is the most conservative
in this point but it has also lost certain features of 'Proto-Palaung'.
Yasuyuki Mitani. Vowel correspondences between Riang and Palaung.
A comparison of Palaung and Rimei has revealed that an essentially identical proto-system would account for the majority of regular correspondences of palaung and riang vowels.
Wu Yunmei. Coordination Between Tradition and changes: Bulang Authority System.
the traditional authority system is
still in charge of lots of affairs in Bulang villages of Menghai County.Another authority system is traditional one. It has two branches: one branch including“Zhaoman” and “Annai”, who are in charge of consecration; another branch including “Ah
Zhang” and “Bakao”, who are in charge of religion affairs and Buddhist temple.
with Buddha: Palaung Buddhism in Northern Thailand. Simon Fraser Univ.
focus of this thesis is the Songkran festival held in some Palaung villages,
especially the song krau ceremony - a village wide exorcism and blessing
aimed at remove misfortune from the village and ensure prosperity for
the coming year.
Zhang .- Gender
and identity in the Bulang migration system: the movement of Bulang labor
from Yunnan province, People's Republic of China to Thailand
third migration flow emerged in the late 1980s, and early 1990s. In this
out-flow, the majority of workers (aged 15-39) migrated for employment
in Thailand. My study for this thesis focuses on the third population
flow in order to study current migration trends in this village and, further,
to understand the causes of such migration and its impact on the community.
Bibliography of the Bulang
Chinese Bibliography of the Bulang
Bulang in the Art, art of the Bulang
China photo exhibitions
the Bulang of Nongyang:
lies only several kilometers off Menghun, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna
Prefecture. Situated in the soft hills west of Menghun is one of the best
communicated Bulang villages. After Nongyang, mountains and mountains
until the Burma border constitute the heart of the Bulang territory.
Films and Video
Films about the Bulang: Some of the most interesting documentary films about the Bulang Nationality.
Image of the the Lahu in the cinema
to Bulang lands