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  Intersections Review: Shanshan Du, Chopsticks only work in Pairs: Gender Unity and Gender Equality among the Lahu of ...
Lahu gender ideology is founded in an all pervasive belief in dyadic unity which has its beginning in a dyadic Creator (Xeul Sha) who embodies both male and female, from whom all things emanate, and humanity itself is descended.
Lahu kinship fully expresses the unity of the male and female pairs as social bonds are organised in radiating circles of relatives centered on a head couple, mother and father of grown up married children.
Lahu kinship is bilateral, and married couples reside with one set of parents and then with the other, for a period of three years each, before settling next to either set, according to economic and personal needs and wishes.
wwwsshe.murdoch.edu.au /intersections/issue10/mathieu_review.html   (2013 words)

 China Ethnic Minority: Lahu People   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The land inhabited by the Lahus is blessed with a subtropical, mild, humid climate and fertile land, making it suitable for planting cereal crops such as paddy, dry rice, corn and buckwheat and cash crops such as tea, tobacco and sisal.
When the Lahus have guests in their home, they are expected to serve them several cups of roast tea to show respect and hospitality.
Built from bamboo and wood, the Lahus' houses are often two storied with the family living on the upper floor and the livestock stored on the ground floor.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/nationality/lahu   (1404 words)

 Lahu Minority - Chinese Nationalities
Lahu people are to be found in the mountains of Yunnan Province near the Burma border, Myanmar (Burma), Laos and northern Thailand.
Lahu villages are mostly at high altitude in the northern provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Sorn.
Lahu women are skilled in weaving cloth, both on back-strap and foot-treadle looms, producing delicate patchwork trims, and unusual embroidery work.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Minorities/min-Lahu.html   (341 words)

 USCCB - (MRS) - Lahu
The Lahu are a people who came originally from southwestern China and Tibet, and migrated to Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, and Laos, where they settled in the highlands.
It could be said that the Lahu, in bringing their deep faith to this country, have a great deal to teach us about living out our lives according to the teachings of the Son of God.
Lahu Catholics usually celebrate the New Year festival on Christmas Day during a worship service in the church to thank God for the blessings of the past year, and to pray for new blessings in the year to come.
www.nccbuscc.org /mrs/pcmr/ethnicities/lahu.shtml   (942 words)

 Lahu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lahu people (Chinese: 拉祜族 Lāhùzú; own names: Ladhulsi or Kawzhawd) are an ethnic group.
Other populations of Lahu live in Laos, Burma and Vietnam.
There are around 80,000 Lahu in Thailand, where they are one of the six main hill tribes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lahu   (111 words)

 Lahu Tribe
Lahu originated in Tibet, migrating to southern China to escape Chinese aggression.
The third largest group is Cheleh Lahu (Lahu Cheleh) and is siimilar in culture to Black Lahu.
Lahu villages are usually located high in the mountains at an altitude of approximately 1,000 meters.
www.hadf.org /english/hilltribe/lahu.html   (792 words)

 ExciteThailand - Advance Solution for Thailand Travelling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lahu are divided into several ethnic sub groups of which only six are present in Thailand.
Lahu Shi The main subgroups are further subdivided into smaller groups.
Lahu villages are usually located high in the mountains at about 1,000 meters.
www.excitethailand.com /tg/lahu.html   (428 words)

 People's Daily Online The Lahu ethnic minority
The Lahus ethnic minority has a population of 411,500, mainly distributed in the Lancang Lahu Autonomous County in Simao Prefecture, Southern Lincang Prefecture and Menghai County in western Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province.
The Lahus used the same farm tools as the Hans, but due to their relatively backward farming technique, yields were low.
The Lahus led a poor life and their production was backward under the rule of Dai chieftains and the exploitation by Han landlords and merchants.
english.peopledaily.com.cn /data/minorities/Lahu.html   (1214 words)

 Lahu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The name "Lahu", means "hunter", and the Lahu (Mussur) pride themselves on their skills in hunting and trapping.
The Lahu are an independent people, physically larger than the members of the other tribes, but rather than their greater stature leading to aggressiveness, they love entertainment and the easily life.
Lahu traditional dress is fl with trimmings of white and other colors, and is mostly made from woven cotton.
www.heiferthailand.org /English/Hilltribes/lahu.htm   (332 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Lahu Woman
Ethnic Lahu in China are related to those in northern Southeast Asia.
In China, the Lahu live mainly in Yunnan Province.
Traditional Lahu houses are tall bamboo structures on stilts, with room for animals below the house.
encarta.msn.com /media_461543399/Lahu_Woman.html   (37 words)

 The Lahu People of Northern Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For this reason, the Lahu language has almost become a "lingua franca", spoken throughout the other hill tribes, since, amongst the Lahu, hiring out labour to other hill tribes has become common.
Although the Lahu can be quite reserved initially, before long one becomes a welcome visitor to their villages.
The Red Lahu are the only tribe to build a central animist temple, surrounded by banners and streamers of white and yellow flags.
www.lanna.com /lahu.html   (448 words)

 Lahu Hilltribe of Northern Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lahu are the third most numerous of the tribal groups in the hills of Thailand, and have migrated, originally from southwest China, via Burma's Shan States in the last hundred years.
The length of the woman's blouse or tunic varies between the groups: for Lahu Nyi and Lahu Shi it is short, for Lahu Sheh Leh three-quarter length, and for Lahu Na ankle-length.
The Lahu Sheh Leh and Lahu Nyi have household altars.
www.chiangmaihandicrafts.com /thaiculture/HilltribesofNorthernThailand/Lahu.htm   (511 words)

Lahu women, like from other nationalities of Burma, have fled to Thailand to seek refuge because the successive governments of Burma have systematically oppressed their own people including ethnic minorities.
There are many Lahu refugees in the Thai border areas in Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Song and Chiang Rai provinces, who are facing many problems, including lack of accessibility to health care and education because they have no ID cards in Thailand and are surviving as stateless persons.
The Lahu women’s organization was formed in Oct 30, 1997 in a Lahu village in Thailand.
www.womenofburma.org /lwo.htm   (322 words)

 People Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lahu Nyi, who are also known as the White Lahu or Red Lahu, inhabit the Tonpheung and Houayxay districts of Bokeo Province.
Lahu Nyi women give birth in the privacy of their own rooms.
Pray the Lahu Nyi would be outward-focused in their faith, burdened and empowered to reach other tribes.
laos4him.com /lahunyi.html   (426 words)

 DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY_ The Lahu Ethnic Minority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Legend says that the forbears of the Lahu people, who were hunters, began migrating southward to lush grassland which they discovered while pursuing a red deer.
Lahu men wear a collarless jacket buttoned on the right side, baggy long trousers, and a fl turban.
The music and dances of the Lahu people have their unique styles and are permeated with life.
www.chinagateway.org.cn /english/1257.htm   (1206 words)

 Bangkok Post Nov 2, 2000 - Unique hilltribe encounters DISCOVER THAILAND: The Lahu Shi Ba Lan and Palong communities ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After one hour and 25 minutes of elephant riding, I was in the heart of the Lahu Shi Ba Lan village with an urge to discover the lifestyle of this little-known ethnic group.
One of the minority sub-groups of the Yellow Lahu, the villagers distinguish themselves with heavily sequined tribal clothes,and the women have large earlobe holes to accommodate mini-barrel earrings.
Lahu Shi Ba Lan women are skilled in patchwork tapestries.
www.bangkokpost.com /horizons/021100_Horizons01.html   (1406 words)

 Six  hilltribe == ( Lahu )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lahu Nyi and Shen Leh, however, still generally wear their own style of clothing, as do the Lahu Shi Christians had completely abandoned the use of traditional dress until the coming of their kinsmen from Laos.
Whenever young men visit in a Lahu Nyi village they are asked, ‘Are you marriged?’ If they are not, during the night girls often poke them with sticks through the slats of the bamboo floor, trying to entice them to come out and ‘play’ with them.
The Lahu language is in the Yi (Lolo) branch of the Tibeto-Burman family.
www.damrong.ac.th /six_hilltribe/lahu/e_lahu.htm   (702 words)

 China Source
The Lahu ethnic minority has a population of 475,000 and is located primarily in the Lancang Lahu Autonomous Region in Simao Prefecture, the Southern Lincang Prefecture, and Menghai County in western Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province.
It is thought that the Lahu are descendents of the "Kunming" people, a nomadic people who lived in the Erhai area in western Yunnan.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Lahu gained a reputation for being rebels against the Imperial Chinese, but this ultimately led to their being subdued by the Chinese and placed under their rule.
www.chsource.org /Lahu.htm   (594 words)

 Grace Lutheran : Lahu Shi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Lahu" is the name of one of the groups originally located in China, who over the last 100 years gradually migrated to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand in Southeast Asia.
Lahu people came to the United States in the early 1980's.
We are fortunate to have an active group of Lahu people in membership at Grace Lutheran Church.
www.gracevisalia.com /lahushi.html   (120 words)

 Thailand Travel -- Lahu Outpost: Life at the Top
A jungle hike is just the thing to work up a healthy appetite and on reaching the crest that these Lahu call home, sweating and panting with the effort of your climb, you are rewarded with a spectacular view of Thailand's northern mountain range.
The Lahu originally made their living primarily as hunters, but shrinking game stocks and primary forest have made it impossible to sustain their lifestyle forcing them to make the rather painful transition to farming.
So far they haven't been all that successful with it, due to a lack of experience, and it is quite common for Lahu to make a living by hiring their labor out to other hilltribes.
www.circleofasia.com /guide/index.asp?Id=135   (419 words)

 Lahu Hilltribe
Lahu are divided into many subgroups: Lahu Nyi (Red Lahu), Lahu Na (Black Lahu), Lahu Shehleh, Lahu Laba, Lahu Phu and Lahu Shi.
The Lahu belong to the Tibeto-Burman linguistic group and amongst them, the dialect of the Lahu Na is recognised as a standard; Lahu Nyi and Lahu Phu are closely related, Lahu Shehleh is more divergent and Lahu Shi is the most different of all.
In Lahu villages the headman or the elders have most power and the rules of the village are decided through consensus.
www.wayfarersthailand.com /lahu.htm   (339 words)

 The Lahu or Muser Hilltribe in Chiang Mai, Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TheLahu are divided into two groups; the Black Lahu form over 75 percent of the Lahu and consists of three subgroups - the Lahu Na, the Red Lahu and Shehleh Lahu.
The Lahu are concentrated close to the Burmese border west and north of Chiang Dao and Pai.
The Lahu believe in the soul, a house spirit, nature spirits and a supreme being who is administered to by a priest.
www.chiangmai1.com /chiang_mai/lahu.shtml   (187 words)

 People Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Approximately 7,000 Lahu Na, or 'Black Lahu' live near the Mekong River in the Peung and Tonpheung districts of Bokeo Province.
The Lahu have the reputation for being probably the most isolated and unassimilated ethnic group in northern Laos.
The Lahu Na, who speak a distinct language from the other three Lahu subgroups in Laos, are animists.
laos4him.com /lahuna.html   (402 words)

 Lahu Tribe Decorative Cushion Cover (Thailand)-Green - shopfactor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Richly colored with a unique tribal design, this intriguing cushion cover is hand-dyed and hand-woven by Worldstock artisans of the Lahu tribe in the Golden Triangle Region of northern Thailand.
Members of the Lahu tribe are highly skilled in the art of dyeing and weaving, and each cushion cover is a testament to the tribe's artistry.
Each cover is hand-woven on looms using a technique that dates back hundreds of years and is specific to the Lahu tribe.
www.shopfactor.com /product923829/worldstock-handcrafted.html   (167 words)

 The hilltribes in The Northern Thailand. | Lannatrips.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lahu ethnic group originated is southwest China, and subsequently migrated into Thailand from northern Myanmar, Most of their settlements are concentrated close to the Burmese border in Chiang Rai, northern Chiang Mai, and Mae Hong Son province.
The Red Lahu are the only group to build a central animist temple, surrounded by banners and streamers of white and yellow flags.
For this reason, the Lahu language has almost become a lingua francca, spoken throughout the mountains by other groups since amongst the Lahu, hiring out their labor to other groups has become common.
www.lannatrips.com /main/hilltribe   (1428 words)

 The Lahu
It is generally accepted that the Lahu originated on th Tibetan Plateau and over the centuries migrated to China and later some went further to Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.
The language of the Lahu is one of the Sino- Tibetan group.
The Lahu are monogamous and live in villages structured around the nuclear family.
www.thailandsworld.com /index.cfm?p=96   (322 words)

 Indigenous Peoples of The World - The Lahu
Whatever others call them, the Lahu call themselves "children of blessing." References to blessing are to be found everywhere in their prayers, rituals, ceremonies, mythology and folklore.
Rice is important to the Lahu not only as a staple dietary crop, but in their spiritual and mythological worlds also.
The Lahu are said to have one of the most egalitarian social systems, in which a woman is viewed as having equal social standing to a man, who is expected to share in both child rearing and daily household work.
peoplesoftheworld.org /text?people=Lahu   (1643 words)

 De bergvolkeren van Thailand / Thai Hilltribes
Lahu huizen worden gebouwd op hoge palen met wanden van bamboo en planken.
Lahu vrouwen zijn bekwaam in het weven van stoffen en het maken van zeer fijne lapjesstof (ook voor jasjes) en opvallend borduurwerk.
Lahu mannen maken verder nog kruisbogen, muziek instrumenten, en andere voorwerpen van hout, bamboe of rotan.
home.wxs.nl /~hendr012/hilltribesnl.htm   (619 words)

 Virtual Hilltribe Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lahu houses are built on stilts with a notched log serving as steps up to the front porch.
Lahu houses have only one door, that which opens on to the porch from the main room.
Some Lahu Na (Black Lahu) build their houses in the Chinese style, similar to Lisu houses.
www.hilltribe.org /compare/02-compare-housestyles.php   (618 words)

 The equalitarian Lahu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lahu are one of the most interesting peoples of Southeast Asia, since they still preserve in his cultural, social and religious life, numerous remains of the sexual equality that should have been common among them until very recent times.
The Lahu inhabits the southern part of Yunnan Province and the northern part of the bordering countries.
It is considered that there are four branches of Lahu: Lahu na, Lahu shi, Lahu nyi and Lahu shehleh.
www.chinaviva.com /eng/Lahu/Lahuintr.htm   (292 words)

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