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The Evolution and Function of the Kaxie System of the Lahu People in South-West China
The evolution and function of the kaxie system of the lahu people in South-West China
ShaoyingHe
The Lahus and Nanduan Village: An Introduction

The Lahu people are an ethnic group with a long history and splendid culture. As recorded in literature, the Lahus are descendents of the ancient Qiang people, who lived in the areas of Gansu and Qinghai. According to some historical materials, this people first appeared as a unitary group in the Tang Dynasty (619–907 AD). In the late Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD), the Lahus emigrated southward from the Erhai area along two routes. In Ming Dynasty (1368–1644 AD) and the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911 AD), they settled down in the forests ...

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