OLAC Record
oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1312788

Metadata
Title:newyear mountain ceremony
YH-062
Documentation of Yonghe Qiang language and culture
Contributor:ZJX
Contributor (recorder):Nathaniel Sims
Contributor (speaker):YZP
Coverage:China
Date:2017-02-16
Description:This is a recording made by ZJX, a local Qiang scholar, with the permission of all involved. Nathaniel Sims was also in attendance but mainly observed and was not the main recorder. The recording is of a new year ceremony devoted to the mountain god at the mountain peak above Jibu village in Yonghe valley. YZP is the shaman that is charge of orchestrating the ceremony. The video shows participants (all male) making preperations for the offering at the top of the mountain. They build flags out of bamboo and coloured paper and also have prepared liquor, candles, oil, and grain offerings for the mountain diety. YZP chants and uses a gong to address the diety and ask for protection and blessings for the new year. A couple of chickens are sacrificed and are eaten as part of a picnic after the ceremony. After the picnic, YZP says more prayers and then leads the people in circumambulating the stone altar in a counter-clockwise direction. He then sweeps away his footprints with a juniper branch and is the last to leave the area. Note that almost everyone in the ceremony is wearing Qiang clothing whereas people generally wear Han style clothes on other occasions. The duration of the recording is 00h:036m:31s.
Format:video/mp4
audio/x-wav
text/x-eaf+xml
text/x-pfsx+xml
text/plain
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1312788
0551
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1312788%23
Publisher:Nathaniel Sims
University of California, Santa Barbara
Subject:Southern Qiang language
Qiang, Southern
Mandarin Chinese language
Chinese, Mandarin
English language
Subject (ISO639):qxs
cmn
eng
Type:Video
Audio

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1312788
DateStamp:  2019-07-08
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Search Info

Citation: Nathaniel Sims (recorder); ZJX; YZP (speaker). 2017-02-16. Nathaniel Sims.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_CN country_GB iso639_cmn iso639_eng iso639_qxs

Inferred Metadata

Country: ChinaUnited Kingdom
Area: AsiaEurope


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