Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China. STEVAN HARRELL.

Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China.

Berkeley. University of California Press. 2001. Stock ID #158702

xi + 321pp, bibliography, index, paperback, foxing upper edge, a very good copy. Nearly seven million Yi people live in Southwest China, but most people outside China have never heard the name. This book, the first scholarly study in a western language on the Yi in four decades, brings this part of the world to life. Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China is a remarkable collection of work by both Yi and foreign scholars describing Yi history, traditional society, and recent social changes. Part 1 deals with the historiography of the Yi from a native perspective. Part 2 discusses the Nuosu, a branch of the Yi living in the Liangshan area of Sichuan. Part 3 treats the various Yi societies in Yunnan. Part 4 puts Yi society into the context of modern developments in China. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158702).

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