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  Encyclopedia: Dong people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China, and are famed for their carpentry skills and unique architecture, in particular a form of covered bridge known as the "wind and rain bridge" (Chinese: 风雨桥).
The Dong are believed to have originated from a branch of the ancient "Luo Yue" people and are known to have lived in Jiangxi and Guangdong Provinces during the end of the Eastern Han dynasty (A.D. Today the Dong may be classified into two major groups, the northern and southern branches.
According to the Dong people of southwestern China, "Songs nourish the soul as food does the body." Dong people have long used songs as a means of recounting and preserving their history.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dong-people   (625 words)

 General Information on the Dong People | People Name | Location | Population | History | Language | Society | Religion ...
The most prominent shape on Dong architecture is the gourd shape that usually sets on the peak of most towers and bridges; the gourd was the vessel that saved the Dong from the Great Flood [2], and is commemorated in their architcture.
Dong drum towers are the societal center of a village: it is the town hall, the clubhouse, and retirement home all in one.
The Dong people are split into two camps: those with an unabashed desire for money and things and those who live a quiet life in the village holding to the traditional belief system of their ancestors.
www.dongteam.org /info.html   (1961 words)

 Dong people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dong language (own name: leec Gaeml) is a Tai-Kadai (or Zhuang-Dong) language.
When written, the Dong people sometimes use Chinese characters to represent the sounds of Dong words.
Long Yaohong and Zheng Guoqiao: The Dong Language in Guizhou Province, China (Dallas, SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics 126, 1998), ISBN 1-55671-051-8.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dong_people   (355 words)

 Dong People Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dong is a part of the Tai language family.
The Dong language has two major dialects, northern, with almost a million speakers, and southern, with one and a half million speakers.
The majority of Dong are occupied in agriculture: rice, vegetables, and raising small livestock.
www.infomekong.com /dong_secondary.htm   (492 words)

 China Source
The Dong are a very people-oriented community and tend to cluster by families or as clans in villages.
Dong men are primarily agriculturists and grow rice and cotton.
For the Dong, the greater the "spiritual" problem, the greater the local god must be who demands a greater monetary payoff.
www.chsource.org /Dong.htm   (930 words)

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Dong people is an ethnic group belonging to the larger Tai family ranging from Continental Southeast Asia to Southwest China.
Because the area Dong people inhabit is close to the Han area, it is said that they are one of the peoples influenced by Han culture relatively more deeply than other ethnic groups of the larger Tai family.
Further studies may prove the local Dong people of Liping and Congjiang Counties not only conceptualize the drum towers as a big cryptomeria which shields them from the sun and rain or a nest of fish in paddy field or fish pond, but also have the wagx concept toward drum towers.
coe.asafas.kyoto-u.ac.jp /research/sea/social/hayashi/Hayashi_Unnan_6Kaneshige.htm   (6633 words)

 Dong Quai
Dong quai is not recommended for children because no information relating to appropriate doses of the herb for children has been found in the literature to date.
Dong quai should not be used during pregnancy because it may affect the muscular functioning of the uterus.
Dong quai can increase the potency and, therefore, potential risks of blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin, so it should not be taken with these medicines.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsHerbs/DongQuaich.html   (1579 words)

 Ethnic Chinese: Dong People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There is a popular misconception among the peoples of Western nations that the inhabitants of the PRC are all alike.
The Dong are accomplished singers and believe that "songs nourish the soul as food nourishes the body." Music and song has been an important means by which these people have been able to express themselves.
Dong opera is based on Grand Song and is enriched by the various melodies which are drawn from the different areas in which the people live.
www.muztagh.com /china-information/nationality/dong.htm   (1475 words)

 Sun.Star Pampanga - Malig: Dong's pro-people stance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dong's pro-people stand in an issue that would cause additional burden on the already laden masses deserves acclamation and support.
He is more correct to pinpoint that, as representatives of the people, he and the other elected officials should protect the interests and welfare of the masses.
Like 4th district Rep. Anna York Bondoc and few other Kapampangan officials who already expressed their strong desire and willingness to fight for the welfare of their constituents, Dong is questioning the legality of the Supplemental Toll-Operating Agreement (Stoa) entered into by and between the MNTC and the Philippine government through the Toll Regulatory Board.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/pam/2004/10/26/oped/jun.malig.html   (529 words)

 Vietnam: An Historical Perspective
Because the ancestor spirits were the medium between living people and the greater forces of nature, they had to be honored in rituals and sacrifices in order to maintain harmony between the elements, the spirits, the ancestors, and the people.
The Neolithic Period in Vietnam resulted in the evolution of prehistoric peoples from their use of ___________ tools in 8,000 BC to the use of _____________, ______________, and ___________by 800 BC Ponds which are divided by dikes where rice is grown in Vietnam are known as ____________.
Origin myths show how people saw themselves in terms of their environment because the sun and water, two of the most important elements of nature for the early Vietnamese, are also the two elements from which, according to the myths, the Vietnamese people originated.
www.hawaii.edu /cseas/pubs/vietnam/vietnam.html   (6434 words)

 People of South East Asia
They are descendants of the Qiang people who migrated south from Qinghai lake and their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan family.
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.
berclo.net /page00/00en-sea-people.html   (10602 words)

 Liuzhou People
The Dong minority are distributed through Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei and Guangxi.
Dong architecture in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County near Liuzhou is famous in China for its many wooden buildings.
The Miao minority people are widely scattered but live in small groups throughout Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, Hunan, Sichuan, Guangdong, Hubei etc. The Miao have a long history of music and dance, especially the ‘Lusheng’ (Reed Pipe) dance which demands great skill.
www.liuzhou.co.uk /liuzhou/people.htm   (451 words)

 Chinese Nationality List
Most of the Jingpo people live in compact communities in Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in Yunnan, a few in Pianbai, Gulang and Gangfang of the Nujiang Lisu autonomous prefecture, and Gengma and Lancang counties.Their population is 93,000.
The 23,000 Nu people live mainly in Gongshan, Bijiang and Fugong counties in the Nujiang Lisu autonomous prefecture and the Tu'e people's commune in Lanping county, 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 Minorities in Guizhou
At festival time, Dong people put on their splendid attires and gather on the square to witness the fascinating and exciting scene of snatching the firecrackers.
During the festival, young Buyi people put on their traditional costumes and take along with the tokens for the hope of meeting the loyal lovers.
The reason why young Dong men disguise them as beggars is that they do not hope women distinguish them with appearances but their sincere hearts.
www.travelchinaguide.com /cityguides/guizhou/minority   (901 words)

 Dong Son culture --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Dong Son was not solely a bronze culture; its people also had iron implements and Chinese…
The Dong Son site shows that bronze culture was introduced into Indochina from the north, probably about 300 BC, the date of the earliest Dong Son remains.
Dong Son was not solely a bronze culture; its people also had iron implements and...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9030921   (913 words)

 Drum towers of the Dong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Drum Tower is in fact, the translation of a Chinese term, since in the old times each Chinese city had a tower with a drum, with the functions of giving the hours, to mark the time to open or close the doors of the wall, or to summon the population.
Since the Chinese people saw that in the Dong villages there was also a kind of towers sometimes with a drum inside, they call them Drum Towers, but their function is completely different.
In fact, in the language of the Dong, to refer to the people of a village, they use the term of their tower, and when some village suffers a disaster or a fire, the first building that it should be reconstructed it is the Drum Tower.
www.chinaviva.com /eng/Dong/dongdrum.htm   (541 words)

People Group Info: the Northern Dong of China, Prayer Points, Mission Projects in East Asia, Lottie Moon and You, The Persecuted Church, Quoted, Collegiate Missions Conferences, Comic Relief, and God’s Heart for the Nations Bible study.
The Southern Dong and the Northern Dong are divided into two subgroups according to a difference in dialects.
The Northern Dong speakers, 38% of the total Dong population, live in the rolling hills of southern China, not far from the Vietnam border.
www.thetask.org /students/eNewsletters/Fall02_04.htm   (1867 words)

 Introducing the Dong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dong people are one of the minorities of China with bigger population.
It is generally considered that there are two types of Dong well differentiated, the Dong of the north and the Dong of the south.
The typical monuments of the Dong, as Drum Towers, the Bridges of the Rain and Wind, and the Temples of the Goddess Mother Sama, are all them characteristic of the Dong of the south.
www.chinaviva.com /eng/Dong/dongintro.htm   (316 words)

 White Harvest Trading Company: Who We Help: Bai People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Dong come from the Tai language family and it is believed that their ancestors migrated out of present day Thailand more than 3,000 years ago.
The Dong are also a very community oriented people who take pride in their culture and their heritage.
One cultural aspect that Dong are well known for is their unique and efficient style of building structures without the use of any nails, screws or pegs.
www.whiteharvesttradingco.com /dong.cfm   (226 words)

 AsiaFinest Discussion Forum -> Dong Son Bronze Bell For Sale
I always thought the Dong Son lived around the Red River Delta, and the only pieces found out of that region would be from trade with the Dong Son.
the people of the dong son civilization were seafarers.
One theory is that the Dong Son people of the Red River delta traded their drums for other goods.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=16765   (1275 words)

 Guilin Travel to Yinshui Dong Village
It is said that the village was founded during the Tang-Song dynasties and gained its fame due to the hard work of the later generations of the Dong people.
In 1737 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty, Wu Jinyin, the 82nd chief of Yinshui Dong Village, led the Dong people to rise in rebellion with the support of the Zhuang, Miao and Yao peoples against the Qing government.
In recent years, with the development of local tourism, Dong people were invited to return their home village with 101st village chief of the Wu clan.
www.warriortours.com /cityguides/guilin/longsheng.htm   (199 words)

 JCM Virtual Catalogue | Wei Dong
People like them, but don’t always want to hang it in their house.
A lot of people in China, they thought he was painting something political.
People seem to be close to each other, but in their heart, they are not that close.
www.jerseycitymuseum.org /exhibitions/virtualCatalogue/dong.html   (1231 words)

 SIL Publications: 1556710518
The Dong people are renowned within China for their beautiful singing and their architectural prowess.
In relative obscurity before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the 2.5 million Dong people are fast gaining an international reputation.
It is often referred to outside China as Kam and occupies a significant position in the Kam-Tai family of the Sino-Tibetan phylum.
www.ethnologue.com /show_product.asp?isbn=1556710518   (213 words)

 Comparing Asian Nationalities | Asian American Poll | GoldSea
And all the historians written in 13th century were probably the Chinese people who tried to proclaim their own independent from the mother land, due to greed or unfair treatment(tax et al.).
The civilization (people) is said to thrive instead to have diminished as you describe.
The civilization the US people are talking about that the europeans created is the culture that they have today and the majority people, not the first begginers.
goldsea.com /Poll/Comparing/comparing_20718.html   (3198 words)

 Dong people Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dong people Info - Bored Net - Boredom
The Dong (侗族) people are an ethnic group.
They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/d/do/dong_people.html   (51 words)

 Dong people of Zhaoxing, Guizhou   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Zhaoxing is the largest Dong community in China.
This large village houses five drum towers built in the form of pagodas.
Dong people are part of the Zhuang-Dong branch of the Chinese-Tibetan family.
www.feilipu.com /zhaoxing_g.htm   (33 words)

 GPD for the PDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The majority of the people still make a living in agriculture, breeding fish and ducks, working in forestry, and producing oil that is used in paints.
The culture is changing but the people still hold to their superstitions and practice traditional ancestral worship.
Jesus was revealing that His mission was to the Gentiles as well as to the people of Israel, and the Jews in the synagogue could not stand to hear of such impartiality.
www.global-prayer-digest.org /pda/daily/2004-3-9.html   (358 words)

 Dong quai
The term "dong quai" (a Chinese name that is sometimes transliterated tang-kuei or dang-gui) refers to a plant known either as A.
But the American baby boomers, with their preference for herbal medicines, have made dong quai especially popular as an alternative to HRT for menopausal women.
No estrogenic constituent of dong quai has been specifically identified, but research by Patricia Eagon of the University of Pittsburgh has shown that dong quai binds to estrogen receptors.
www.healthcentral.com /peoplespharmacy/408/20603.html   (313 words)

 GPD for the PDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to Dong legends, once there was a turtle that had 12 children.
The flesh became the warm and tender Dong people, the intestines became the Hans, the bones became the strong Miaos, and the liver became the Yao people.
The 2,500,000 Dong people in China are divided into Northern and Southern Dong.
www.global-prayer-digest.org /pda/daily/2004-3-8.html   (331 words)

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