Created 3-Aug-12
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Very short visit to the Qiang's village. This would be just the beginning of a journey discovering this wonderful ethnic minority of China.
Qiang people live in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau in the northwest part of Sichuan Province, China.

3000 years old culture. +300.000 people. Animist beliefs/religion where the white quartz stone represents god and black evil.
Famous for their handicrafts. Their buildings are made of stones and clay.
If you want to know more about this wonderful people and their culture I'd advise to start from here:
http://victoria.linguistlist.org/~lapolla/qiang/qiangmain.html http://www.chineseupress.com/promotion/AsianAnthroV1sample/7.pdf
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:CHN, China, Fengyi, Nationality, Qiang, Sichuan, Stone, Village, White