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 Dai people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dai (or the Thai peoples of China) is the officially recognized name of an ethnic group living in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and the Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture (both in southern Yunnan Province of China), and also in Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar.
The Dai people form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China, and are closely related to the Thai people who form a majority in Thailand.
The two main languages of the Dai are Tai Lü (Xishuangbanna Dai) and Tai Nüa (Dehong Dai); two other written languages used by the Dai in China are Tai Pong and Tai Dam (Black Tai).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lue   (290 words)

 Dai people -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Dai people form one of the (Click link for more info and facts about 56 ethnic groups) 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the (Click link for more info and facts about People's Republic of China) People's Republic of China.
Dai people are typically farmers, growing a variety of tropical crops such as (A tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves; widely cultivated in the tropics) pineapples, in addition to the staple crop of (Grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished) rice.
Many Dai people live near the (An Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea) Mekong river where it meanders through the far south of Yunnan.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/da/dai_people.htm   (212 words)

 Encyclopedia: Dai people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Peoples Republic of China officially describes itself as a multinational unitary state and as such officially recognizes 56 nationalities or Mínzú (民族), within China: the Han being the majority (>92%), and the remaining 55 nationalities being the national minorities.
The Evenks (obsolete: Tungus) are a nomadic indigenous people, one of the Northern Indigenous Peoples (pop.
The Salar people are an ethnic group in eastern Qinghai and southwestern Gansu.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dai-people   (1374 words)

 Tai Lue (Dai) People Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Chinese scholars commonly hold that the Dai language and its dialects is a sub-branch of the Zhuang-Dong (Kam-Tai) branch of the Sino-Tibetan family.
The religion of the Dai is Hinayana (Theravada) Buddhism.
The Dai are frequently described as “Animists with a Buddhist veneer.” Buddhism creates a ritualistic form and legalism, but the daily life of a Dai person is controlled by superstition, fear, and the appeasement of spirits.
www.infomekong.com /tai_lue_secondary.htm   (1428 words)

 People of South East Asia
Dai people have a written language that is still in use.
The Naxi are descendants of the ancient Qiang tribes that migrated south from the Qinghai plateau, settled in Sichuan and Yunnan and gave rise to the several Tibeto-Burman speaking peoples of the region.
The 120 000 Zang people living in northwest Yunnan are Tibetans that trace their ancestry to the Qiang people, ancient nomadic tribes that lived on the Qinghai plateau as early as the Qin and Han dynasties.
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The Dais in subsequent years sent tribute to the Han court in Luoyang, and among the emissaries were musicians and acrobats.
In the 12th century, a Dai chieftain named Bazhen unified all the tribes and established the Mengle local regime with Jinghong as the capital, and called it the "Jinglong Golden Hall Kingdom." According to local records, the kingdom had a population of more than one million, and was famous for white elephants and fine-breed horses.
The villages of the Dais in Dehong and Xishuangbanna are found on the plains, near rivers or streams, and among clusters of bamboo.
tour-china.8k.com /shopping_page.html   (1469 words)

 Chinese dai culture and information
Bamboo houses are the traditional dwellings of the Dai people.
Dai people's homes are very clean, so people have to take off the their shoes when they enter the room.
The Dai people are especially fond of sour-taste food, such as sauerkraut and sour bamboo root shreds.
asiarecipe.com /chidaiculture.html   (835 words)

 Attractions in Xishuangbuanna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Its long and evocative name is actually a sanitized form of the Dai "sip song bana" which simply means 'twelve administrative units', a nomenclature from the late 16th century when the local king divided all his land to 12 pieces, and command his 12 minister to manage.
Dai, in their language means "freedom", is an industry and hospitality people.
The spell was finally broken, peace and tranquillity returned to the land and ever since the Dai people have celebrated the Water Splashing Festival as their new year, to honor their release and to wash away the sins, ignorance and obstacles of the previous year.
www.cis.usouthal.edu /~kfeng/place/yunnan/banna.html   (858 words)

 Transnational China Project Roundtable on Feminism, Film and Literary Culture
Dai: In the Eighties elitism became a trend and formed an important component of intellectual self-conception, with the reasons for this quite complex.
Dai: At the turn of the Eighties, officialdom had a latent fear of a connection between avant-garde art and the Western world, but once into the Nineties it became more and more clear that what was regarded as positive by artists was seen as negative by the government.
Dai: I am not sure that they were, since it is possible that they could have filmed a different series on the same grand scale and it might have been a flop.
www.ruf.rice.edu /~tnchina/commentary/dai0999.html   (10142 words)

 Chinese Dai Have Few Christian Churches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
There are nearly 7,000 such groups in the world - one of them is the Dai people of China, who are known for the annual water-splashing festival.
However, most people do not go to the temple regularly-except the elderly, who are more concerned about what will happen in the afterlife.
Dai youth who have the opportunity to attend school generally turn to science and atheism as their answers to spiritual darkness.
www.cbn.com /CBNNews/CWN/082704dai.asp?option=print   (692 words)

 TIME Asia Magazine: The Dai's Homecoming Queen -- Jul. 08, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
She is the first of her large northern Thai family to travel back to the land of her ancestors, the Dai people, who inhabit the southern tip of China's Yunnan province.
The last Dai King, she tells us, was exiled to Kunming during the tumultuous early years of the People's Republic of China, and his magnificent teak palace was torn down by rabid Red Guards.
The Dai were a feisty people, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, and it was felt they did not need a monarch around to stir up ethnic pride or notions of independence.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501020708-268237,00.html   (963 words)

 Food & Nutrition Information
In 1990, 5979 people were surveyed using cluster sampling to investigate the association of signs of thiamine deficiency with potential causative factors.
The identification of 223 people in the study group with overt signs of thiamine deficiency over a 16-month period is likely to mask the presence of significant subclinical thiamine undernutrition in the district.
New fields were not suitable for glutinous rice planting, and the Dai people grew much more plain rice with a resultant change to their staple food intake.
www.healthyeatingclub.com /APJCN/Volume3/vol3.4/liu.htm   (3047 words)

 China Virtual Tour - Student Sheet 1: Dai Courtship and Marriage
The Dai ethnic group is one of the 55 minority groups making up the remaining 8 per cent of China's population.
The Dai people, like other groups in China, have fascinating marriage customs quite distinct from the majority of the population.
On this day both the bride and groom must give a banquet at which the parents of the man and woman and respected elders of the village sit on the floor around the small table and the other relatives and friends sit in the courtyard.
www.curriculum.edu.au /accessasia/china/virtual/lesson/marriage.htm   (995 words)

 Chinese Nationality List
The 20,400 Achang people live mainly in the Zhedao and Dachang communes in Lianghe county and the Husa commune in Longchuan county in the Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province.
The Dai people live mainly in the Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture; the Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture; the Gengma Dai and Va autonomous county; and the Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va autonomous county in southern, western and southwestern Yunnan province.
The Yugur people, an ancient nationality with a population of 10,500, live in Sunan Yugur autonomous county on the north range of the Qilian Mountains in Gansu province.
www.chinaphile.com /chinese_nationality_list.htm   (3845 words)

 china virtual museums_banna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Dai folks of Xishuangbanna believe in Buddhism, and the talipot palms planted in temples there originate from India and SriLanka etc. According to the study, they were introduced into that area as Buddhism spread to Xishuangbanna; and they enjoy a planting history of over 700 years up to the present.
The Dai folks of Xishuangbanna are just like the people in Southeast Asian countries, and they have begun to record their history on talipot palm leaves a very long time ago.
The literary works of the Dai people are also quite abundant, which rank number one in all 55 ethical minorities in China.
international.tamu.edu /ipa/english/banna/trepalhyd/pal05.html   (749 words)

 Tai Lue (Dai) People subgroups' profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is the largest and most prosperous segment of the Dai in the Sipsongpanna.
The women are recognized by their very colorful, long sarongs and short blouses, long fl hair done up in a fan-shaped bun on the back of the head, often with a flower or comb stuck in the bun.
The temple wat complex is usually situated at the highest point in the village, with the homes of the village arranged an a pattern around it and lower on the hillside.
www.infomekong.com /p_group_TaiLue_3.htm   (475 words)

 Datum: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 22:00:15 GMT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Dai Xianglong called on the international community to consider the additional allocation of SDRs and create conditions to increase their use and strengthen the Fund's function of providing liquidity to its member countries to solve the problem of an international reserve currency.
Dai Xianglong stressed that in reforming the international financial system, the developing countries should be more involved in the process and should not be forced to restructure their economies according to the developed countries' standards.
Dai also expounded on China's stand on issues of general concern to the international community, such as the growth prospect and policy options of the world economy, the orderly opening of capital accounts, and the Fund's role in promoting sustainable development and reducing poverty.
www.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de /oasien/china/service/bbc/990927.htm   (17865 words)

 China Ethnic Group: Blang People
The Blang people, with a population of about 82,400, live mainly in the Mt. Blang, Xiding, Bada and Daluo areas of Menghai County in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in south-western Yunnan Province.
Records show that the ancestors of the Blang people can be traced back to the ancient "Pu" tribe who were believed to be the earliest people to settle in the Lancang and Nujiang river valleys.
In the early years of the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), the iron hoe was widely used by the Pu people and such was the importance of this implement that it even became the tribute to the Yuan court.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/nationality/blang   (988 words)

The Dai people of Xishuangbanna, with their highly developed social and political structures, were the northern members of a network of four loosely associated Dai kingdoms.
On the other hand, the forced assimilation of the Dai people into the Chinese-constructed concept of "minority nationality," the dismantling of the traditional social classes among the Dai residents of XSBN, and also the substantial immigration of Han Chinese into XSBN have seriously altered any conception of what it means to be Dai.
The most modern, "third generation" Dai houses, are made of brick, with separate bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms, and seem to have consigned the creaking bamboo platforms, with all their charms and hassles, to the realm of memory.
www.dbr.nu /data/pubs/thesis/Lancang.htm   (16718 words)

 People and Places
The Dai people eat rice as a staple food, but love sour and hot foods.
Some of the most popular vegetables among the Dai are cabbage, carrots, bamboo shoots, and beans.
The Dai live in Xishuangbanna ("the beautiful, ideal wonderland"), and they have a legend surrounding the discovery of this "wonderland." Long ago, Pyalawu, the Dai chieftain, led hunters into a forest where he found a gold-colored deer.
easia.imb.org /peopleplaces/upg/dai.htm   (157 words)

 Yunnan Tourism - Destination Guide of xishuangbanna   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
he Water Splashing Festival, held by the Dai Nationality in the sixth month of the Dai calendar (in the middle of April), is the grandest ceremonial occasion for the Dai.
Many other Dai myths have been added to it; one of them is the dance of the seven beautiful Dai women exorcising the fire fiend.
Unmarried young people may throw a finely embroidered purse to the person they are in love with.
www.yunnantourism.com /banna/water_festival.html   (214 words)

 The River Dragon Has Come!: The Three Gorges Dam and the Fate of China's Yangtze River and Its People - no reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Dai Qing, John G. Thibodeau, Philip Williams, Ming Yi - The River...
Dai Qing, an investigative journalist and author with a wide audience in China and...
Yangtze River and Its People Dai Qing John G. Thibodeau Philip Williams Ming Yi The Gutenberg Elegies...
www.newenglandrealestatelistings.com /real-estate-books2/0765602067.html   (486 words)

 ::.. Daihearts: For the Dai People in Dehong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
An international team of DAI hearts are banding together in reaching the Dehong Dai.
Beginning of 2004, two churches in Singapore and one JB church have committed to reach the Dehong Dai and it is still growing.
We felt the Lord is leading us to this pioneering work to the Dai people and we are working towards the goal - to reach the Dehong Dai with the Gospel of Christ.
www.daihearts.com   (555 words)

 Jinghong China Town In Xishuangbanna
The area is inhabited by two main minority groups, the Dai and the Han, with distinctive long skirts worn by the women.
The Dai people have a legend that a golden deer being chased by hunters led to the discovery of Xishuangbanna.
Peacocks are said to inhabit the Jinghong forests, and in one park we visited there was a large model of a peacock with its tail fanned out in all its splendor.
beifan.com /024jhong/jinghong1.html   (396 words)

 Ao Dai Viet Nam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Don't be misled by the demure ao dai, for they didn't survive years in underground tunnels and win a long, dreary war without strength from somewhere deep within.
We are tailor that specializes in Ao Dai: ai dai cuoi, ao dai cach tan, ao dai truyen thong Viet Nam.
The official uniform of the government-run Viet Nam Airlines is the ao dai in pink (international flights) or sky blue (domestic flights) with...
www.mocde.com /search/ao-dai-viet-nam.html   (745 words)

 Religion Spirituality : Spiritual Beings . People . Interfaith . Gender Sexuality . Modern Movements . Hinduism . ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Contains quotations and commentaries for every day of the year.
The contacts are from people and organizations from around the world.
+ natural disasters, major accidents and deaths of prominent people, whether the prediction has been made through astrology, psychic impression or dreams.
www.topakavo.org /Society,862gu,Religion,and,Spirituality   (3816 words)

 Condensed Matter Physics at The University of Tennessee: People: Pengcheng Dai
Examples for this class of so-called "highly correlated electron materials" include the high-transition-temperature copper oxide superconductors, heavy fermion metals, and colossal magneto-resistance manganese oxides.
Short-range polaron correlations in the ferromagnetic manganese oxides La1-xCaxMnO3, P. Dai, J. Fernandez-Baca, N. Wakabayashi, E. Plummer, Y. Tomioka, and Y. Tokura, Phys.
Evolution of the resonance and incommensurate spin fluctuations in YBa2Cu3O6+x, P. Dai, H. Mook, R. Hunt, and F. Dogan, Phys.
www.phys.utk.edu /cmp/cmp_people_dai.htm   (443 words)

 Dai people environmental protection and irrigation in Xishuangbanna
Dai people environmental protection and irrigation in Xishuangbanna
An outstanding and unusual insight into Dai rice culture, their history, their relationship with water, and the interesting rituals performed for rain.
To the Dai people ist is evident that protection of nature is obligatory to ensure water supply.
natureproducts.net /Books/Dai_irrigation.html   (182 words)

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