Moso (Mósuō 摩梭)

Chuan-kang SHIH

A woman of the Moso people, a matrilineal society.

The Moso is a minority ethnic group in southwest China, officially classified, against their will, as a subgroup of the Naxi people. Women, not men, are at the center of Moso culture. The Moso practice a unique visiting system of sexual union in which conjugal partners do not marry or share the same household, and household organization is matrilineal.

The Moso, also….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:09+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Community, Society and Social Welfare|Comments Off on Moso (Mósuō 摩梭)

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