Min Su Qu Yi

Journal of Chinese Ritual, Theatre and Folklore

On the Recitation of Pan Wang Songs during "Huanjiayuan" Initiation Rites among the Guoshan Yao of Lanshan, Hunan Province
Min Su Qu Yi (2015) , No. 188, pp. 177-249

This research focuses on the recitation of songs about the Yao mythic ancestor Pan Wang, which are performed during "Huanjiayuan" Initiation Rites among the Guoshan Yao of Lanshan, Hunan Province. The data collected strongly suggests that the practices and documents ...

Spirits, Dragon Kings and State Cult: An Examination of Religion and Local Society in Dali, Yunnan
Min Su Qu Yi (2015) , No. 187, pp. 105-154

This paper, by analyzing the processes by which indigenous spirits were transformed into ritually orthodox guardians, examines on how religious life in late imperial Dali (Yunnan) ended up being reconstructed due to the impact of ethnic politics. During the Ming ...

Religion as a Civilizing Process? Rethinking Yao Religious Culture and Ritual Manuscripts *
Min Su Qu Yi (2015) , No. 187, pp. 155-209

This article suggests that the Yao religious domain should be considered as an interface where the Chinese imperial state attempted to assert its "civilizing" power by incorporating local society into official governance, yet also where the Yao not only assimilated ...