Usually considered a small branch of the Jingpo, they have enough ethnic characters as to be considered as a different ethnic group.
Introducing the Chashan: The Chashan do not consider themselves related to the Jingpo. They call themselves Ochang, but the populations that surround them call them Chashan. Possibly the denomination Ochang comes from the name given to this region during the Ming dynasty, which was later adopted for its residents. (Ethnic China)
Religion of the Chashan: Their primary god is the God of the Sky, Monke, who is above all the other deities. They worship Monke in all important ceremonies, particularly during weddings and funerals.
The double wedding of the Chashan: The Chasan people enjoyed free sex before marriage. But after that their marriage was arranged by the parents without letting the young people have much of a say.
Stories of The Chashan: The people are diligent and hospitable; they have their own spoken language, but no written languages; they have their own folklore and customs, many of which are old traditions. (Travel China)
Scholars Researches available in the Web
Basic Bibliography of the Chashan:
The Chashan in Early Twenty Century: They inhabit long houses that are real phalansteres, one meter above the earth. The post, that supports the roof at the entry of the house, is decorated with horns of buffalos.
China photo exhibitions
Films about the Chashan
Chashan in the art
to Chashan lands
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