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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
This thessis reports an ethnographic narrative case study of eleven married Jingpo women living with drug abusing husbands in a rural Jingpo hilltribe community.
China photo exhibitions
Films about the Jingpo
Jingpo in the art
to Jingpo lands