Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Yunnan province (Wenshan Zhuang
Zhuang are a group of peoples concentrated almost exclusively in western
Guangxi and eastern Yunnan, with small patches of communities in eastern
Guangxi and western Guangdong
The peoples of western Guangxi and
eastern Yunnan used a variety of terms to describe themselves, which
corresponded to smaller ethnic groups that the government now declares
are part of the greater Zhuang nation." (Creating the Zhuang.-
Katherine Palmer Kaup, pp. 25-26)
Facts about Zhuang Culture
Materials about the Zhuang
for the Documentation and Revitalization of the Zhuang Language of Southwestern
paper outlines some strategies, methods, and techniques for the documentation
and revitalization of Zhuang language and culture through linguistic fieldwork.
Grammatical Structure of Zhuang
book is a descriptive grammar of the Zhuang language spoken mainly in
the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwestern China. In this introductory
chapter we introduce this region, describe the language situation and
fieldwork that led to the collection of data for this research, outline
the major linguistic features of the language, and finally present a snopsis
of the various chapters.
Notes on the Pronominal System of Zhuang
Guangxi Zhuang linguistic area thus presents a scenario of multilingualism,
polyglottism, and, consequently, language contact phenomena such as codemixing
and switching, leading to a veritable medley of language influence.
Eric C. Johnson. The Southern Zhuang Languages of
Yunnan Province’s Wenshan Prefecture
from a Sociolinguistic Perspective
The goal of
this paper is to introduce the sociolinguistic situation of the Yunnan Southern Zhuang languages,
especially focusing on the current language use situation in rural Southern Zhuang villages, the
present vitality of these languages and their prospects for future preservation and development.
Early Weapons Systems and Ethnic Identity in the Sino-Vietnamese Frontier
this paper I have tried to analyze the early culture of the Zhuang/Nung,
and particularly their relationship to the cultures of the Chinese Central
Plain, by focusing upon weapons and warfare. I believe that this approach
yields useful new information on both the Zhuang/Nung themselves and upon
the early cultural processes on either side of today's Sino-Vietnamese
Fay Beauchamp. Asian Origins of Cinderella:
The Zhuang Storyteller of Guangxi. Oral Tradition, 25/2 (2010): 447-496
The acceptance and understanding of the Asian origins of the “Cinderella” story should replace the widely held belief that the story is fundamentally Western or universal. The Zhuang, an ethnic group at the intersection of China and Vietnam, combined ideas from their own traditions and experiences with motifs from Hindu and Buddhist narratives circulating in their area during the Tang Dynasty, and should be credited with creating this subversive, virginal, talented, and compassionate heroine.
of the Zhuang people, culture and their language.
the nine counties where the Zhuang make up the 90% of the total local
population, the Zhuang language is spoken in most occasions, exºcep
those that are official in nature.
Jing, LI Hui, QIN Zhen-Dong, LIU Wen-Hong, LIN Wei-Xiong, YIN Rui-Xing,
JIN Li, PAN Shang-Ling.- Y-chromosome
Genotyping and Genetic Structure of Zhuang Populations
distribution and principal component analysis showed that Zhuang was closely
related to groups of Bai-Yue origin and therefore was likely to be the
descendant of Bai-Yue. The results of principal component analysis and
hierarchical clustering analysis contradicted the linguistically derived
north-south division. Interestingly, a west-east clinal trend of haplotype
frequency changes was observed.
Kunchornmenakun, Boonsom Yodmalee and Notai Udonboonyanupap.- The
Zhuang in the Province of Guangxi, China: Identity Adaptation and cultural
identity. The Social Sciences. 2009.
influences have made the Zhuang to adapt, change and improve their technology
and local knowledge to keep up with modernization and globalization within
the region and to maintain an equilibrium within the Chinese society.
Ya-ning Kao. Chief, God, or National Hero? Representing Nong Zhigao
in Chinese Ethnic Minority Society.
establishment of ceremonies venerating Nong Zhigao in Zhuang society through
female oral ritual practice is complementary to the state recognition of local deities in
Han society, furthermore, demonstrates, in the case of one female deity, the
Empress of Heaven (Tianhou), that the local deity winning state approval might
supplant other local deities.
Zhang Hong, Zhang Ling. Protection and Innovation of Intangible Cultural Heritage - Buluotuo Festival
Buluotuo is a fairy tale figure in Zhuang (ethnic minority in south China) aboriginal oral culture. The Buluotuo Culture, the core of which is the Buluotuo Scriptures, was among the first batch to be added to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List. It originated in the Tianyang County, Bose, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a remote and impoverished area. The Buluotuo Folk Cultural Festival has been held there annually for the last five years. The organizer holds the festival to help protect the Zhuang ethnic culture and create a regional tourist attraction.
books about the Zhuang Nationality
brocade of the Zhuang nationality:
Mother weaves a magic brocade cloth for her son which flies away. The
son rescues the cloth from fairies in a distant land. They return him
home and everyone copies the pattern from the boy's mother.
Jackson, Ph.D., Emily H.S. Jackson and Shuh Huey Lau.- A
sociolinguistic survey of the Dejing Zhuang sub-dialect area. SIL.
presents the results of a dialect intelligibility survey carried out
in 2008 in the southwestern part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
of China--what Zhang et al (1999) describe as the Dejing sub-dialect
area of Southern Zhuang.
Eric C. Johnson and Mingfu Wang. A Sociolinguistic Introduction to
the Central Taic Languages of
Wenshan Prefecture, China
relatively few works focused on
Central Tai languages are available. The aim of this work is to provide sociolinguistic data from the
several Central Taic Zhuang languages of Wenshan prefecture, resulting from sociolinguistic field
research conducted from 2005 to 2007.
and Bruce Hansen.- Hongshui
He Zhuang dialect intelligibility survey. SIL. 2010
He region is home to around 2.5 million Zhuang speakers. In conducting
the survey, the primary tools used were Recorded Text Tests and wordlist
comparisons. The results of this survey show that Hongshui He Zhuang
can be divided into three dialects.
Xiang Rong. Yearning for Zaan or Home: Gender, development and home in Zhuang Women's narratives on Migration on a Southwest Chinese village. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 2006
Migration is widely practised by the Zhuang, and this migration occurs in myriad and gendered forms. The narratives of women unfold awide range of meanings attached to various forms of migrations.
Bibliography of the Zhuang Nationality
David.- Recalling lost souls: The Baeu Rodo Scriptures Tai Cosmogonic
Texts from Guangxi in Southern China.
Lost Souls explores an indigenous scriptural tradition found among the
Zhuang. It presents for the first time in English a remarkable collection
of ritual texts, recently discovered in the remote highlands of northwestern
Folk Tales from Wuming: All these stories are told
in a simple style that takes the reader, if not to the Grandfather Knee,
as the title states, at least to the sacred hearth of a Zhuang home,
around which their everyday life is developed.
Bibliography of the Zhuang Nationality - Some interesting
books about the Zhuang, in Chinese language.
book about the Mo culture of the Zhuang
the culture of the fertility cults: This
book is a study of the fertility cults among the Chinese nationalities.
Introducing the reader the different manifestations that these cults
take shape in the myths, rituals and taboos of the Han Chinese and the
Zhuang in the Art, art of the Zhuang
China photo exhibitions
Zhuang Village near Qiubei: In
the Zhuang villages of Wenshan Prefecture, the life runs slowly
yet. Farmers communities, linked to their land as intimately as
in the past centuries, live quite lives far from the hustle and
bustle of the centers of touristic development.
A guide to download their music
Films about the Zhuang Nationality
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