Pumi Chinese Bibliography

 

Duan Haiyun.- Ge she chaye mei she yan. Yunfang. 1998. 113pp

One hundred love songs of the Pumi nationality.

Lu Shaozun.- Pumi yu jian zhi (The Pumi language). Nationalities Press. 1983. 130 pp

It studies phonology, grammar, lexicon and dialects of the Pumi language. The section about the Pumi dialects shows the important differences between Northern and Southern dialect

Lu Shaozun.- Pumi yu fangyan yanjiu (researches on the Pumi dialects). Nationalities Press. 2001. 607 pp

The Pumi history, who scattered them in a vast region of Southwest China, and the lack of communications in former times, have created big dialectal differences. This work is a detailed study of Pumi dialects. At the end there is a comparative lexicon of seven dialects.

Wang Zhenya.- Pumi minjian gushi (Pumi folktales). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1990. 370 pp

It includes a wide selection of their popular literature, as myths, legends, hero tales, trickster tales, love tales, and other kind of folktales.

Xiong Guihua.- Pumi zu. (Pumi nationality) Dehong Nationalities Press. 1997. 416 pp

This book is centered in the Pumi who live in Lanping County. It shows the remarkable differences in the culture between the Pumi of Lanping and those of Ninglang.

Yan Touxian.- Pumi zu jianshi (Brief history of the Pumi).Yunnan Peoples Press. 1988. 132 pp

An attempt to create a chronological history of the Pumi. It depicts their life and main developments from their early times, when they separated from their Qiang ancestors, to their life in the dynastic history of China. Not only their history, but their religion, culture and folk costumes have also their place in this book.

Yan Touxian and Chen Jiujin.- Pumi zu (The Pumi nationality). Nationalities Press. 1986. 96 pp

The Chinese basic book about the Pumi people. It deals with their history, productive means, marriage and religion.

Yang Zhaojun.- Pumi zu jisi ge (Songs of the Pumi sacrifices). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1990. 116 pp

This book contains eight songs sung in the sacred ceremonies of the Pumi, translated to the Chinese.

Yang Zhaojun.- Pumi zu wenxue jian shi (Brief history of Pumi literature). Yunnan Nationalities Press. 1996. 217 pp.

A short introduction to the Pumi literature. It presents the myth, legends, songs and folktales of the Pumi in a chronological way. Starting from the old times, it provides profusion of examples of the diverse genres of Pumi literature.

Yin Haitao.- Pumi zu fengsu zhi (Pumi folkways). Central Nationalities Press. 1993. 140 pp

Published as a kind of complement to the other basic books about the Pumi, it introduces their festivals, culture and ceremonies, marriage and religion.

Yin Haitao.- Pumi zu fengsu zhi (Pumi folkways). Central Nationalities Press. 1993. 140 pp

Published as a kind of complement to the other basic books about the Pumi, it introduces their festivals, culture and ceremonies, marriage and religion.

Yin Haitao.- Lugu hu Pumi ren de jiaxiang. 2000. 174 pp

Songs of the Pumi, who live also near Luqu Lake.

Yin Haitao.- Pumi de yin kailun. 2003. 189 pp

An introduction to Pumi music.

Zhang Camping.- Muqinghe de yansheng. Yunnan Nationalities Press. 2004. 102 pp

In 2004 the opera Muqinhe (The Mother River), was released in Kunming. The book explains details of this opera, which is about the life of the Pumi.

- Naxi zu pumi zu geyao jicheng juan 1 (Selected ballads of the Naxi and Pumi nationalities 1) Lijiang. 249 pp.

The Naxi section consists mainly in love ballads with some old songs also included. The ballads included in the Pumi section are classified under the following sections: love ballads, custom ballads, work songs, old songs and new (New China) songs.

- Pumi zu gushi jicheng (Selection of Pumi folktales). Popular literature Press. 1990. 558 pp

A wide selection of the Pumi literature covering myths, folklore tales, hero tales, life tales, jokes, animal tales, etc.

- Pumi zu yanyu (Proverbs of the Pumi) China Folklore Press. 1989. 114 pp

Alter a short introduction to the caracter of the proverbs in Pumi thought, it translates to Chinese a selection of them.

- Pumi zu geyao jicheng. China Folklore Press. 1990. 545 pp

Songs and ballads of the Pumi.

Lijiang Culture Office - Yunnan Naxi zu, Pumizu minjian yinyue. (Popular music of the Naxi and Pumi nationalities in Yunnan). Yunnan Nationalities Press. Kunming, 1985. 236 pp.

The book begins with an overview of the music of the Naxi and the Pumi. Then there are some hundreds popular songs of these minorities arranged in the Naxi section as: new life songs, work songs, love songs, custom songs, children and dongba songs. This section ends with some musical notations to the Jew's harp, the lusheng and the suona. The few pages about the Pumi music include some notations to the Pumi and Naxi flute.

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