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Life in a Kam village in southwest China, 1930-1949

Author: Chaoquan Ou; D Norman Geary
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Sinica Leidensia, v. 80.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This insider's account is an unparalleled study of the culture in a Kam (Dong) village in Southwest China during the 1930s and 1940s, before Liberation in 1949. It describes the culture objectively  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ou, Chaoquan.
Life in a Kam village in southwest China, 1930-1949.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(OCoLC)609165124
Online version:
Ou, Chaoquan.
Life in a Kam village in southwest China, 1930-1949.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(OCoLC)609845719
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chaoquan Ou; D Norman Geary
ISBN: 9789004162297 9004162291
OCLC Number: 153598632
Notes: English translation of unpublished Chinese manuscript; hence no Chinese uniform title.
Description: xiv, 264 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Location --
Langdong --
The name 'Kam' --
The villagers --
Physical characteristics of the people --
The village --
Farming --
Spinning and weaving --
Thrifty people --
Mornings and evenings --
Food --
Mealtime etiquette --
Drinks --
Clothing --
Coming-of-age --
Courtship by night --
Courtship by day --
Intimidating situations for young women --
Matchmakers --
Engagement ceremony --
Marriage and divorce --
Unorthodox marriages --
Marriage relationships --
The distinction in culture between men and women --
Clan-centred community --
Pipe-smoking elders --
No beggars or thieves --
Monotonous and primitive music --
Festivals and celebrations --
Children --
Survival in the midst of suffering --
Author's postscript --
Translator's postscript.
Series Title: Sinica Leidensia, v. 80.
Responsibility: by Ou Chaoquan ; translated by D. Norman Geary.

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All those interested in the Kam (Dong) nationality, in minority life in China generally, in China between 1930 and 1949, in China today, or in ethnology generally.

 
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