Marriage Customs in Gulin County, Sichuan Province

Shuang WU, Fang ZHOU


Miao Nationality in Sichuan Province commonly known as the “Southern Sichuan Miao”, mainly is found in Sichuan south which is adjacent to Guizhou Province. Based on fieldworks of three visiting, the marriage customs in Gulin County is found to be the most unique among Southern Sichuan Miao. They include the forms of pledging love, Caishan Festival; Miao Fair, halfway feast,: passing umbrella, summoning the spirits, pulling chicken tongue, taking old names, bumping against the door, singing loudly ceremony songs, and so on. These customs are valuable assets which are primitive, elegant and rich, on inheriting on Miao history and culture.


Miao Nationality; Marriage customs; Sichuan Province; Gulin county

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Lang, W. W. (1997). Sichuan Miao society and culture. Chengdu: Sichuan Ethnic Publishing House.

Gu, Y. L. (2009). Gulin Miao marriage ritual words. Gulin: Gulin County Commission of Ethnic and Religious Affairs.



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