Chinese books about the Lisu

 

Anonymous.- Jitian Guge (Old song to worship heaven). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 428 pp.

A bilingual Edition, in the scarcely used Lisu script, of the sacred hymns to heaven of the Lisu.


Gao Huiyi.- Lisu zu zhushu wenhua yanjiu. Huadong shifan daxue. 2006. 126 pp
(Researches on the scrip in the Lisu Bamboo books)

In the 1920s Wang Renpo, a Lisu man living in Weixi invented a Lisu script. This book follows the steps of the script, analyzing the origin of every character in it.


Li Tuochun.- Hengzhabeng de gushi. Yunnan Nationalities Press. 2001. 196 pp

A bilingual Chinese Lisu book with the tales of Hengzhapeng, the trickster of the Lisu.


Si Luyi.- Lisu zu wenhua lun. Nationalities Press. 1999. 204 pp

An introduction to the main aspects of Lisu culture: history, clans, migration, language, food, religion, literature, folk ways, and so on.


Siqingaowa and Li Maolin.- Lisu zu fengsu zhi (The folklore of the Lisu nationality). Central Nationalities Press. 1994. 160 pp

This book explains their productive activities, their wedding customs, religion, and their literary and artistic world.


Wang Hengji.- Lisu zu (The Lisu nationality). Nationalities Press.1987. 160 pp

This is the book of the series about China nationalities. It introduces the reader the most important aspects of Lisu culture: history, economy, social organization, totemism, religion, literature and art.


Wu Zhixiang and Duan Yuehua.- Lisu zu sige gushi xuan (A selection of tales and poems of the Lisu nationality). Dehong Nationalities Press. 1996. 262 pp

Interesting selection of poems, songs and folk tales of the Lisu.


Xiao Ying.- Lisu zu - Lushui shangjiang Baihualing cun (The Lisu - Baihualing Village, in Lushui, shangjiang). Yunnan University Press. 2001, 234 pp

An study of the life of the Lisu in Baihualing Village.


Xu Lin and Mu Yuzhang.- Lisu yu jianzhi (The language of the Lisu nationality). Nationalities Press.1986.155 pp

This is a basic introduction to the Lisu language, with an interesting lexicon in the last pages of the book.


Yang Chunmao.- Lisu zu minjian wenxue gailun (Lisu popular literature). Yunnan Educational Press. 2002. 402 pp

This is really an exhaustive work on Lisu literature. It studies the literary genders of the Lisu. In the second part, it analyzes their myths, legends, tales, tricksters, historic poems, ballads and songs.


Yang Su.- Lisu ren jia (The Lisu house). 2001. 280pp

A novel in the Lisu lands.


Zhuo Wenlin.- Lisu zu (Illustrated). Yunnan Fine Arts Press. 2001.92..

An illustrated book about the Lisu. With hundreds of small, but nice pictures about their life and costumes.


Zhang Jinyun.- Zhongguo Lisu zu gequ xuan (Selected songs of the Chinese Lisu). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1995. 159 pp.

Selected Lisu songs, with their musical notes.


Zuo Yudang.- Lisu zu wenxue jian shi (Short history of Lisu literature). Yunnan Nationalities Press.1999. 351 pp

This book introduces the reader a detailed overview of Lisu literature. It divides the Lisu works according to the supposed time were created. It starts with the literature of remote times (before Chinese Tang dynasty), following with the literature of the old times (from the Tang to 19th century), modern times (until 1949) and contemporary literature.


- Han - Li xin cishi jicheng (New dictionary Han-Lisu). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1992.

Concise dictionary Han - Lisu


- Lisu zu fengqing (Lisu folklore). 1992. 326pp

60 short articles about different aspects of their culture.


- Lisu zu fengsu ge jicheng (A collection of folk songs of the Lisu Nationality). Yunnan Nationalities Press, Kunming, 1988. 694 pp

A thematic selection of the traditional songs of the Lisu nationality. Bilingual Lisu Chinese


- Lisu zu jian shi (Brief history of the Lisu nationality). Yunnan Peoples Press.1983. 138 pp

The first part of the book depicts the history of the Lisu, starting from these remote times that we can know only through myths and legends, to their relationship with the Yi of Liangshan, and after 7th century their migrations, their arrival to Lijiang lands, and their many uprisings that mark their history to the 20th century. The second part of the book is about the changes that Lisu society has experienced during the last 100 years.


- Lisu zu jian shi jian zhi hebian. Kunming. 1963. 145 pp

The better part of this biased history of the Lisu is the detailed depiction of their many uprisings.


- Lisu zu minjian gushi (Lisu Nationality Folk- tales). Yunnan Peoples Press.1984. 470 pp

This is one of the better collections of Lisu Folk-tales. It divides its contents in: Myths, totemic tales, legends, hero tales, trickster tales, tales for expel de devils, tles about the life and animal tales.


- Lisu zu shehui lishi diaocha. Yunnan Peoples Press. 1981. 167 pp

Twenty academic researches about the Lisu living in different regions, most of them were written in the 1950s.


- Lisu zu nuzu leimo ren (bai zu zhixi) shehui lishi diaocha. Yunnan Peoples Press. 1984. 146 pp

A collection of articles about the Lisu, the Nuzu and the Leimo, a branch of the Bai, living in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture.


- Nujiang lisu zu nuzu zizhizhou gaikuang (Situation of the Nujiang Lisu and Nuzu Autonomous Prefecture). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1986. 213 pp.

It depicts the environment, history and culture. The arrival of the communist administration and the transformations of Lisu society.


- Nujiang lisu zu zizhizhu minzu zhi (The Nationalities of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture). Yunnan Nationalities Press, Kunming, 1993. 328 pp

This book introduces the reader in the cultura of the Lisu, Nuzu and Dulong living in Nujiang Autonomous Prefecture


- Nujiang zhong yao cai jinyuan pucha. 188. 186pp

A catalogue of the herbs used in Chinese traditional medicine that can be find in Nujiang Prefecture.


- Weixi Lisu zu zizhixian gaikuang (On the situation of Weixi Lisu Autonomous County). Yunnan Nationalities Press, Kunming, 1990.

This book depicts the situation of the Lisu and other peoples that inhabit Weixi autonomous county, in northwest Yunnan.

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