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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Social Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science