Tujia (Tǔjiāzú 土家族)

Chuan-kang SHIH

The Tujia are accomplished in textile arts including embroidery, knitting and weaving. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.

The Tujia are a large minority ethnic group in central China, numbering 8 million in the 2000 census. The Tujia language, with no written form, belongs to the Tibeto-Burman subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family. With a long history of involvement in China’s national politics, the Tujia have striven to maintain their traditional culture….

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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 Tujia (Tǔjiāzú 土家族)

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