Basic Bibliography about the Deng people

 

There are some books about the Mishmi of India, related with them:

Angus Hamilton. In Abor Jungles: Being Account of the Abor Expedition, the Mishmi Mission and the Miri Mission Naval and Military Press, 2009

A reprint of 1912 edition. Is the account of Major-General Bowers¡¯s punitive expedition sent against the rebellious Abor tribesmen on India¡¯s north-east frontier. Also the political missions to the Mishmi and Miri.


Dev Singh Negi.- A Tryst with the Mishmi Hills.


Obang Tayeng.- Mishmi folk tales of Lohit Valley 2007

More than one hundred myths and folk-tales of the Mishmi people. There is a limited preview in google books.


Devi Prasada Sastry.- Mishmi grammar. 1984 - 212 pages


Devi Prasada Sastry.- Mishmi-English-Hindi dictionary. 1991 - 89 pages


Devi Prasada Sastry.- Mishmi Phonetic Reader. 1984, Central Institute of Indian Languages


F.M. Bailey.- Journey Through a Portion of Southeastern Tibet and the Mishmi Hills. Royal Geographical Society. London., 1912. p 334-347


Wu Congzhong. The Deng people developing from blood relationship to territorial relationship. In Tibet Studies. 1989-2. p 180-192.

En this article the researcher introduce the reader with the basic structures of the clan system among the Deng, depicting the historic process that leads to the weakening and posterior disappearance of the clans. As the blood relationship is weakening the figure of the mediators, traditional leaders in arrange social relations among the Deng with the special task of avoid the feuds between clans, become more and more prestigious and powerful, some of them take advantage of their high position to develop embryonary chieftainships aborted by the coming of the Communist rule.


Fei Hsiao Tung in the article "Ethnic Identification in China." Included in his book Towars a People's Anthropology (New World Press, Beijing, 1981)

Provides some basic information about the Deng people.


Paul Hattaway. Operation China. Piquant. 2000

In this book there are two small chapters (one page each) about the Deng people, one entitled Deng, Darang and the other Deng, Geman, that give to the first a population of 6.000 and to the second of 11.000. No other interesting information.


James Stuart Olson.- An ethnohistorical dictionary of China. Greenwood Press, 1998.

It contains also an epigraph about Deng people. Unfortunately include only the void words that fill most of this book, some big errors and scanty real information about the Deng people.


China's Tibet Ningchi. China Intercontinental Press. Beijing, 2000.

The three pages dealing with the Deng people stress their isolation before the 1950s; exemplified in their saying "We live like monkeys in the deep forest, and see no sunlight all the year around"; showing later the changes in their life to the modern times, including terrace fields and the improvement of their living standards.

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