Accepted Paper:

The sun of the clan: the rights of the Yi women viewed from the epic poetry, mythology and folklore of the Yi people  

Author:

Xiao Hui-hua (Chuxiong Academy of the Yi Culture)

Paper short abstract:

In the new era, researchers take their pens to concern the existence situation of females and review the views of the Yi people on the history, religion and ethic reflected in their epic poetry of the world creation, myths and legends and ways of life.

Paper long abstract:

The Yi people are members of one of the most ancient ethnic groups in China. In the prolonged course of its development, Yi people has formed its traditions of female worship and feminism. The etiquette and custom of respect for women was richly and colorfully in modern time's local life of the Yi, has already offered as a gift the distinguished and admirable musical sound of ancient society or new change of. In Yi's folklore, the wemen like A Hei Xi Ni Mo and Mi Yi Lu were the emblem of goddess. female-related issues draw recently more and more attention. In the new era, researchers take their pens to concern the existence situation of females and review the views of the Yi people on the history, religion and ethic reflected in their epic poetry of the world creation、myths and legends and ways of life. These research will get momentous current significance and far-reaching historical significance.

Panel P127
Gender and unfinished modernity project: 19th century reforms and 21st century reflections (Commission on Anthropology of Women)