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The Jingpo

Name: Jingpo, Kachin

Population: 120,000

Localization: Yunnan Province, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture.

Introductory Articles in Ethnic China

The Jingpo-Kachin peoples: The people referred to in China as the Jingpo (Jingpaw in Burma and Singpho in India), are but one of many groups, known collectively as the Kachin in Burma (Myanmar), where the majority live.

Jingpo pictographic script: The author of this book, through a meticulous analysis of the pictures used in the decoration of their posts and their symbolic meaning to the Jingpo religious specialists, suggest that we have a Jingpo pictographic writing.

Jingpo religion: a world full of spirits
: For the Jingpo each person is divided in body and soul. When a person dreams is because the soul has abandoned the body.

Munao dance of the Jingpo Nationality: It exemplifies the original sacred character of dancing, it follows a pattern that reflects the migrations of their ancestors.

The Jingpo flower language: Jingpo youth have developed a complex communication system, that involves the use of leaves and parts of vegetables.

Birth ceremonies of the Jingpo Nationality: Just after the umbilical cordon is buried, an old folk will be invited to bind his wrist with cotton strings, if the new born is a boy a red string will be tied in his right wrist; if is a girl will be tied to her left wrist


Scholars Researches available in the Web

Cai Kui, Du Juan, Dai Cong and Hu Huabin.- Cultural Relevance for Rural Community Development in China: A Case Study in Bai, Jingpo and Huayaodai Communities of Yunnan Province.

A three-year study over the Bai, Jingpo and Huayaodai communities in Yunnan Province reveals that the community development is significantly influenced in various ways by such cultural factors as the concepts of development; concepts and traditions of inter-community relationships, consumption, marriage and gender; patterns of decision-making and production, resource and income allocation; as well as the role of information dissemination systems, religion and ritual.

Dai Qingxia.- On the languages of the Jingpo Nationality

This article discusses certain characteristics of language use among the Jingpo (Kachin) nationality, with a view towards exploring how social factors have influenced language use and development in an ethnic group that uses several languages.

Dong Yan.- Current Status, History and Prospects of Jingpo People’s Bilingual Education System: The Cultural Vicissitudes an Old Ethnic Group Encountered in Modern Society

Mandy Sadan.- Constructing the material boundaries of the Wunpawng/Kachin Munao Festival.

The systems of production for the manau cultural performance will be considered in "animist" Kachin society and the ways in which these traditional systems have been challenged by integration into a national political system and a global religion.

Shi Rui.- On the Marriage Culture of the Jingpo Nationa1ity.

In the earliest legend about Jingpo's marriage customs, it was the men that in their best married into the women's families (uxorilocal). Later, having more pieces of property than ever before, the careless men often forgot to take their possessions such as their long swords

Land-Use Issues and the Sustainable Development of the Jingpo Communities
of Yunnan, China: Impacts of Governance, Institutions and Culture on
Resource Management

The Jingpo people possess valuable indigenous knowledge about their local forest resources which should be taken into account in the quest for the sustainable economic development of this community.

Books and references


Basic Bibliography of the Jingpo/Kachin Nationality
Chinese Bibliography of the Jingpo Nationality

The Jingpo nationality as depicted by Chapman Andrews: The Kachin women were extraordinary looking individuals. They were short, and strongly built...

The Jingpo nationality in 1895: The Kachin men we met were all armed with the formidable dah or native sword, whose widened blade they protect in a univalvular sheath of wood. They wore Shan jackets and dark knickerbockers.

Thesis and Dissertations

Xu Zhixiang.- Healing from social suffering: Women's experiences in a drug abuse afflicted, Jingpo community in Yunnan; China

This thessis reports an ethnographic narrative case study of eleven married Jingpo women living with drug abusing husbands in a rural Jingpo hilltribe community.

 

Photo Exhibitions

Ethnic China photo exhibitions
More Photo exhibitions

Music

Jingpo music
A guide to download their music

Films and Video

Documentary Films about the Jingpo
Available dvds and vcds about the Jingpo
Image of the the Jingpo in the Chinese films: We introduce some films that can show the image of the Jingpo in the Chinese films and its evolution in the last 50 years.

Art and Handicrafts

The Jingpo in the art
Art Exhibitions

Jingpo Webs:

Jinghpawland


Travel

Travel to Jingpo lands

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