Articles in Ethnic China
The Goddess Mother Festival among the Dong: She is possibly the most important deity for the Dong. She is worshipped twice a month, on the first and fifteen day.
Musical instruments of the Dong shaman: The Dong nationality wu or shamans use several kinds of musical instruments while performing their religious ceremonies. Among them, the most important are maybe the drums.
Love among the Dong people: In every Dong village there is a public house where the young people meet at night, especially in times of slack agricultural activity.
nationality therapeutic methods: In the preparation
of these medicines, besides the methods that can be considered similar
to those used in traditional Chinese medicine, they have some special
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Amy Eisenberg, John Amato and Dengtao.- Kam Guilzhouh nyim Guangxxih di Benxtux Wenchual nyim Zihyuanc dih Gonxliix
cultural survival of Kam knowledge as a dynamic living resource depends
upon its continuing intergenerational transmission. Our project aims to
increase awareness of Kam Ethnic Minority traditional knowledge and to
promote conservation and sustainable management of the cultural and natural
resources within the regions.
Tsutomu Kaneshige.- Village Community and Public Architecture: wagx Concept and Drum Tower among Dong (Kam) People of Sanjiang in Guangxi Province, China
Geary and Yongrong Pan.- A
Bilingual Education Pilot Project among
Pi Jian-hui, Wu Yi-zhong, Lei Ming-zhi.- Characteristics of Heath-Carter somatotype development in Dong students from Hunan province.
to now, the somatotype of Dong children and adolescents has not been investigated
to supplement the essential data for physical anthropology. The present
study investigated the somatotypes of Dong students by Heath-Carter somatotype
Aura Yen.- Development and the Dong
Most Dong farmers work in the fields and hills all the year. They arrange their work according to the cycle of the four seasons. What they can exchange in the local market is the surplus of production. It takes a great deal of time for them to support their families and make clothes and food. They seldom have savings to spend in the market.
is the native language of the Kam people. According to a survey conducted
in 1995 (Chen 1995), the estimated number of Kam language speakers is
1.7 million. Among them, one million cannot speak Chinese at all, 400,000
can speak Chinese in some form but not fluently
Allegorical architecture of the Dong: For the narratives of Dong architecture are on the one hand made meaningful through collective rituals. On the other hand, such narratives are not fixed on their “shells”—the architecture. The renewal of their architecture is achieved, not through a complete reinvention of new forms, but by injecting new narratives into the old “shells.”
China photo exhibitions
Films about the Dong
Dong in the art
to Dong lands
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