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Incompleteness in Yi writings

China officially numbers fifty-five “minority nationalities” (shaoshu minzu 少数民族)—an expression often inappropriately translated as “national minorities” and wrongly regarded as “ethnic groups”. One of these is the “Yi nationality” (Yizu 彝族), ranked first among...

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New Book: Pastures of Change, by Gillian Tan: Resilient Nomads

  Pastures of Change: Contemporary Adaptations and Transformations among Nomadic Pastoralists of Eastern Tibet, Gillian Tan. Springer International Publishing, 2018 (Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation).   Tan’s latest book can be read along...

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