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Mvuh Hpa Mi Hpa / Creating Heaven, Creating Earth

An Epic Myth of the Lahu People in Yunnan

Edited by Anthony R. Walker
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Silkworm Books / Trasvin Publications LP, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Imprint: Silkworm Books
Published: 1st Jun 1998
Dimensions: w 145mm h 205mm d 9mm
Weight: 181g
ISBN-10: 9747047659
ISBN-13: 9789747047653
Barcode No: 9789747047653
Synopsis
Reading a people's mythology permits a fascinating entry into another culture.To help the reader appreciate the details of the myth, Anthony Walker provides an ethnographic introduction to the Lahu people and their way of life. A social anthropologist, Dr. Walker has spent over thirty years studying Lahu cultural traditions. He lived for four years in a Lahu village in North Thailand and subsequently has made almost annual visits to this and other Lahu villages in Thailand and, since 1990, in China.This is the first time that a major English-language translation of the Lahu myth of creation has been published.

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