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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 2: Men’s Community Orchestra Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 1, 2013 by Chinavine

On May 14, 2012, the Men’s Community Orchestra in Dali, Yunnan, P.R. China allowed the ChinaVine team to document a special performance coinciding with the Rao San Ling festival. The performance took place at the San Sheng Gong temple. Following ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 2: Er He Ci Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 1, 2013 by Chinavine

The pilgrimage continues on the second day of Rao San Ling to Er He Ci temple in He Yi Cheng village. The temple’s courtyard is filled with altars, offerings, and groups of the Bai community chanting in prayer. The temple ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 1: Sheng Yuan Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 31, 2013 by Chinavine

The Rao San Ling festival began on May 13th, 2012 at Cheng Huang Temple at the South Gate of Dali’s Old Town. Throughout the morning, members of the Bai community participating in prayer, chants, singing, and burned material offerings. Many ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Preparations Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 28, 2013 by Chinavine

Preparations for the Rao San Ling festival occur early in the morning and throughout the day prior to the festival’s official beginning. It is uncommon to find many men within the Temple’s walls on this day for preparations. Many of ...

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Rao San Ling – Introduction Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted May 28, 2013 by Chinavine

The Rao San Ling festival is celebrated by the Bai community annually near Dali in the Yunnan Province of the People’s Republic of China. Dali is a city located in between towering Cangshan Mountains and the scenic Erhai Lake. The ...

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AAD 252: Insole Embroidery – William Ridgway Posted May 27, 2013 by wridgway

Insole embroidery itself is very particular form of art and like many forms of art; insole embroidery is both beautiful and unique. As stated in Insole Embroidery: Li Ruo Fen General Insole Designs, the graphic patterns themselves “communicate deep emotions ...

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祭敖包 (Obo Festival) – Introduction Posted May 7, 2013 by Chinavine

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Inner Mongolian Obo Festival – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted May 7, 2013 by Chinavine

Sacrificing for obo is an ancient Mongolian ritual. “Obo” is a heap of stones or wood piled up on top of mountain or in highlands. Mongolians believe in Shamanism as well as Animism – that everything has a spiritual essence. ...

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搏 克 (Mongolian Wrestling) – Introduction Posted May 1, 2013 by Chinavine

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Bökh (Mongolian Wrestling) – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Chinavine

The Mongolian wrestling is called “Bökh”, and the wrestler is called “Bökh Qin”. It is very popular in Inner Mongolia (north of China). Bökh is one of the Mongolian “Three manly skills”, together with horse racing and archery. It is ...

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