On the historical transformation of the dragon boat race of the Miao in the Qingshui River region of Guizhou Province of China from a cultural anthropological perspective

Meng Meng, Tsuneo Sogawa

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    Abstract

    The dragon boat race of the Miao is a large-scale agricultural sacrificial rite in the Qingshui River region of the Guizhou Province of China. A one-year-and-three-month field investigation and research project, based on the methodology and theory of cultural anthropology, were conducted, by which the related geographical surroundings, local production and life styles, people’s religious beliefs, social structure and customs and other relevant aspects have been studieded from the point of view of others, and the origins and historical transformation of the dragon boat race of the Miao are discussed here and elaborated on by an analysis of its complicated social and cultural phenomena to reveal an impression of Miao society which reflects the integration of enculturation, acculturation and socialization.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-50
    Number of pages16
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science
    Volume5
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Keywords

    • Cultural anthropology
    • Dragon boat race of Miao
    • Historical transformation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • Anthropology
    • Social Psychology
    • Sociology and Political Science

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