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China Institute of Ethnic Literature.- The dances of manchu shamans
The Manchu shaman performs dances whilst making offerings to the gods. Of these shamanic dance types two warrant special attention: 1) the "high deity offering", alternatively called the "field" or "great deity's dance" and 2) the "family deity offering". It is these types of shamanic dances and in particular the former-during which the shaman attains an altered and heightened state of consciousness- which I intend to discuss in this article. The two dance forms documented in this paper are performed by the shamans of Manchu families residing in rural parts of North-East China and are still practised today.
Mariele Flitsch.- Papercut Stories of the Manchu Woman Artist Hou Yumei
Searching for ginseng is an avocation of peasants in northeast China that has had an important influence on local popular culture. It can be found in folktales, popular songs, proverbs, popular performing arts, embroideries, and papercuts. Hou Yumei, a Manchu woman folk artist from Tonghua countryside in Jilin Province, produces papercut storybooks with well-known folktales from the Changbai Shan area. Ginseng is an important motif in these tales. The article presents the special art and style of Hou Yumei and introduces the possible traditional contexts from which she draws.
How does the drum as a symbol work in action? In what ways can the drum as a symbol transmit symbolic meanings among the shaman, people and the other world? How are the meanings given, perceived and changed?
Tatiana a. Pang - Manchu wedding ceremony
paperis based in one of the Manchu manuscripts from the collection from
the Russian diplomat and orientalist Nikolai Nikolaevic Krotkov, who payed
much attention to the learning of the language, religion and everyday
life of the Manchus.
This study pursues the population history of Manchuria and its integration into the Chinese empire from the beginings of the Manchu state in the early 17th century to the Chinese reform era in the late 20th century.
Shamanistic oral traditions in the form of primitive religion have come down to the present from ancient societies in the remote past, and have already become standardized as folk religions and beliefs among various ethnic groups. In this article I address Manchu shamanistic songs in Northeastern China, with an analytical eye to their oral form and content, looking at how they are represented.Shamanistic songs are also divided into "home" shamanistic songs and "wild" shamanistic songs by type.
Zhang Xiuzhi and Chen Yuting.- Empirical Study on Utilizing Rural Settlement of Manchu. Taking Qidaoliang Village, Manchu, Beijing as An Example
essay takes Qidaoliang Village, Manchu, Beijing as an example, analyzes
reasons responsible for low efficient use of rural settlement though documents
research and field study.
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Lome Todd Holyoak.- Piao Han: The Creation of Manzu Identity and the Shamanic Tradition. University of Toronto. 2000
examining what occurs while the Guan are planning and perfonning their
ceremonies. the meanings of sharnanism for the Manzu are revealed. The
Guan shamans counteract opposition to the retention of their ethnic identity
by stressing the importance of their genealogy and adjusting their shamanic
practice to emphasise aspects of their ethnicity that they wish to promote.
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