Some books about the Moso


Chen Lie.- Zui houde muxi jiayuan (The last matriarchal garden) Yunnan Peoples Press.1999. 292 pp.

Far from the folkloric approaches to the Moso culture that only show an idyllic life, the author explains some important aspects of Moso culture. He pays special attention to Moso spiritual life, with two big chapters about Daba religion and their funerary rites and customs.

Ding Fenglai.- Shenmi de nuer guo (Mysterious Kingdom of Women) Beijing. 2002. 252 pp

An introduction to the most relevant aspects of the Moso life and culture.

Lamu Gatusa.- Mosou Daba wenhua (The Daba culture of the Moso) Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1999. 625 pp.

A big book that collects the main texts of the traditional Daba religion. The author arrange these mythic and religious materials in four sections, dealing with rituals, history, sacrifices, and expulsion of spirits. A complete overview of the religious world of the Daba priests.

Lamu Gatusa.- Huangmeng Lugu hu (Wonderful Lugu Lake).Yunnan Fine Arts Publishing House. 1999. 214 pp.

The author, a Moso, is one of the Experts on the Moso culture, but in this book only introduces the reader to some basic aspects of the environment, culture, and literature of the Moso.

Liu Xuehan.- Zuojing shenmide dongfang nuer guo (Entering the Mysterious Oriental Kingdom of Woman). Yunnan Nationalities Press.1999. 52 pp

A short introduction, with some pictures, to the Moso living in Lugu Lake.

Tuoxiong Longbu.- Lugu hu moso ren (The Moso in Lugu Lake). 2001. 110 pp

Moso life explained by a Moso writer.

Xiao Shuming and Feng Xuemin.- Lugu hu pande Moso wangji (The Moso from Lugu Lake) 2002. 248 pp.

The main characteristics of the Moso culture.

Yan Ruxian y Song Zhaolin.- Yongning Naxi zu de muxi zhi (The matriarchal Naxi nationality in Yongning). Yunnan Peoples Press. 1983. 449 pp

This is one of the first academic works written in China about the matriarchal society of the Moso.

Yang Erche Namu.- Zuo chu nuer guo (Leaving Women Kingdom). China Social Press. 1997. 419 pp.

The first years in the life of Namu, from her early years to the time she become a famous singer.

-Bai Ling Shan (The Mountain of one hundred souls). Yanyuan. 1995. 113 pp.

Miscellaneous writings about Yanyuan County, some of them related to the Moso.

- Luoshan Yishi.- Nuerguo yansheng de huofo (Luoshan Yishi - The living Buddha in the Kingdom of Women). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1995. 347 pp

The memoirs of Luoshan Yishi, the living Buddha of the Moso.

- Meili de Lugu hu (The beautiful Lugu Lake) Yanyuan. 1999. 104 pp.

Legends, tales, and songs about the Lugu Lake and the Moso living around it.

-Ninglang yi zu zizhixian naxi zu shehui ren jiating xingtai diaocha (Researches on the family and society of the Naxi nationality living in Ninglang Yi Autonomous County). Yunnan Peoples Press. 1987. 189 pp.

Four articles about the family and society of the Moso living in Yongning, Ninglang Autonomous County.

- Ninglang yi zu zizhixian Yongning Naxi zu shehui jiqi muxizhi diaocha (Researches on the matriarchal society of the Naxi in Yongning, Ninglang Yi Autonomous County). Yunnan Peoples Press, 1988. 446 pp.

Some Studies about the family system and matriarchal society of the Moso in Yongning.

- Sichuan sheng naxi zu sehui lishi diaocha (Researches on the history and society of the Naxi nationality in Sichuan province). 1987. 358 pp

With three articles about the Moso, and two more about the Naxi living in Sichuan province.

-Xiaoliangshan minzu minjian wenxue zuopin xuan (Selected Works of the Folk literature of the Nationalities in Xiaoliangshan). Ninglang, 1986. 205 pp.

Selected tales from the Moso, Pumi, and Yi nationality living in Xiaoliangshan.

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