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Author Li, Song

Title The Maguai Festival of the Zhuang People
Published [Place of publication not identified] : International Specialized Book Services, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series Chinese Festival Culture Series
Chinese Festival Culture Series
Contents Cover; Preface; Contents; Chapter One: Culture and Nature; 1: The Large River Basin; 2: Rice-planting and Maguais; 3: Maguais: A Medium Between Humans and Gods; Chapter Two: History and Spreading; 1: Origin of the Zhuang People's Maguai Festival; 2: The Celebration for the Maguai Festival; 3: The Spreading of the Maguai Festival; Chapter Three: Customs for the Maguai Festival; 1: Folktales; 2: Rituals; 3: Ballads; 4: Dancing; 5: Food; 6: Clothes; 7: Handcrafts; Chapter Four: Places Famous for Celebrating the Maguai Festival; 1: In Baying of Donglan: What a Maguai Song Contest!
2: In Nadong of Tian'e: Happy Maguai Dance for EveryoneAppendix: Further Reading; Postscript; The Postscript of Chinese Festival Culture Series; Copyright
Summary In China, 'The Maguai Festival' of the Zhuang People literally means 'worshipping frog to pray for peace, harmony, and a good harvest for the upcoming year, ' since the frog is deemed an incarnation of gods. This book introduces the cultural background of the Zhuang people, along with the origin, development, and dissemination of the Maguai Festival. This ethnic minority has a comparably large population in China and its culture is an important part of Chinese civilization. The Zhuang people have a unique lifestyle, including ethnic costumes, folk singing and dancing, special cuisine, and indig
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English and Chinese
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Subject Festivals -- China -- Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu
Zhuang (Chinese people) -- Social life and customs
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Holidays (non-religious)
Manners and customs
Zhuang (Chinese people) -- Social life and customs
Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu (China) -- Social life and customs
China -- Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781844644254