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Akha and Miao problems of applied ethnography in farther India. by Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf

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Published by Human Relations Area Files in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Hmong (Asian people),
  • Akha (Asian people)

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 755-762.

StatementTranslated from the German by Alois Nagler.
LC ClassificationsDS731.M5 B413
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 772 p.
Number of Pages772
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5445432M
LC Control Number73114702

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Akha and Miao; problems of applied ethnography in farther India. Translated from the German by Alois Nagler Human Relations Area Files New Haven Australian/Harvard Citation. Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf. , Akha and Miao; problems of applied ethnography in farther India. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of oral literature of the Akha ethnic group of Southeast Asia in English translation. Included in this overview are stories and legends, the epic story of two brothers, the epic poem of creation, proverbs and an Akha lullaby. century, but many Akha — particularly the older generation — believe in this spirit world and live their lives according to this belief. An illustration of just how deep and powerful their belief can be is provided by Gordon Young in the final chapter of his book, Tracks of An Intruder. The Akha are a nomadic group related to the Akha-Hani, which originates from the Yunnan Province in China. In total it is assumed there are two or three million Akha and Akha-Hani, unofficial estimates, ab of them live in the mountains of Northern Thailand. The Akha, who speak a language in the branch Lolo-Yi group of Tibetan-Burmese, but curiously does not .

It is within the idea of a post-flood colonization like that described in the Bible that the traditions of China's most ancient peoples the Miao and "Chinese" are reconciled. FOOTNOTES 1 Hugo Bernatzek; Akha and Miao (), p. citing F.M.I. Savina Histoire de Miao (Société des Missions étrangères de Paris. Hong Kong, (), p.   One of six major hill tribes in Thailand that include the Lahu, Karen, Hmong/Miao, Mien/Yao and Lisu, the Akha have traditionally engaged in subsistence farming in a region stretching from China to Thailand, Laos, and Burma. They have come into conflict with governments and other interests over engaging in slash-and-burn agriculture and living. The Akha are an ethnic group who live in small villages at higher elevations in the mountains of Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, North East India and Yunnan Province in China. They made their way from China into Southeast Asia during the early 20th century. Akha Religion, Culture and lifestyle. Though many Akha, especially younger people, profess Christianity, Akha Zang (The Akha Way), a total lifestyle prescribed in the oral literature of the Akha people, still runs deep in the consciousness of older generations. The Akha Way combines animism, ancestor worship and their deep relationship with the land.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf, Akha and Miao. New Haven, Human Relations Area Files, (OCoLC) COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .   The Akha in Laos live almost untouched by modern civilization. They still adhere to their archaic customs. But they are on the verge of upheaval. Cut .   (14) This identification of Sonom and the Jinchuan with the Hmong can also be found in Hugo Bernatzik's ethnography, Akha and Miao: Problems in Applied Ethnography in Farther India (New Haven: Human Relations Area Files, ), p. 21, and Jane Hamilton-Merritt's book on the war in Laos, Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret.