ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 8: Mongghulni Jilaguni by Limusishiden (Le Dechun) with Charles Kevin Stuart

By Limusishiden (Le Dechun) with Charles Kevin Stuart

Limusishiden (Li Dechun 李得春) with Charles Kevin Stuart. 2010. Mongghulni Jilaguni Da Adal. [Mongghul thoughts and Lives]. Asian Highlands views quantity eight. Xining urban: Plateau Publications.

Limusishiden (b. 1968) describes his lived stories and memories concerning language, schooling, conventional ideals, and folklore; offers info of his mom and dad, 3 paternal aunts, and paternal grandparents' lives; describes Tughuan (Tuguan 土官) Village; and stories on a trip to Jija Nuri (Jijialing 吉家岭) Village in 2007 and its quick cultural transformation, delivering distinct insights into Mongghul (Tu 土; Monguor) lifestyles in Huzhu 互助 Mongghul self sustaining County, Haidong 海东 sector, Qinghai 青海 Province, PR China within the 20th and early twenty-first centuries.


This vital account of Tuguan Village and the encompassing parts brings a richly textured wisdom of the 20 th century lived adventure of this multi-ethnic neighborhood. For Tibetan reviews specifically, the Tu/ Mongghul global has usually been assumed to were a Tibetan Buddhist international; Mongghul incarnations of the Lcang skya and Tukwuan (Tuguan) Lamas are mistakenly mentioned as if they have been no various than ethnic Tibetans. Dr. Limusishiden's narrative makes transparent that the world lower than the regulate of the Tuguan lama used to be quite Mongghul. optimistically, Tibetan students will discover what this would let us know concerning the designated contributions of this ethnicity to Tibetan spiritual literature and existence (they stay energetic in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries today). different interesting elements of this research comprise the demographics, together with sparse human populations threatened by way of wolves within the sector as overdue because the Forties; and the social lives of the group, in particular the main points of marital family, the tough lives of girls, and the fabric and oral tradition of the area. an excellent learn and a becoming tribute to the reminiscence of this crucial student and surgeon. grey Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Assistant Professor of recent Tibetan experiences, Columbia University

Mongghul thoughts and Lives is a different paintings of auto-ethnography penned by way of a member of the Mongghul (Tu) ethnic staff of northwest China. via own narrative, anecdote, and rigorous annotation, Dr. Limusishiden relates the family members folklore of numerous generations of his family, intertwining minute descriptions of neighborhood customs and function genres with illuminating slices of family tree and oral background. Spanning pivotal many years of person and cultural changes, this richly illustrated account is a source for destiny generations of Mongghul humans and provides non-locals exact entry to a dynamic society positioned on the crossroads of numerous cultures. Mark Bender, The Ohio nation University
Mongghul stories and Lives is a superbly eclectic mixture of autobiography, ethnography, relatives historical past, and descriptive sociolinguistics. The honesty of the simple story-telling reaches around the temporal and cultural divide, bringing into undeniable view a global no longer famous to such a lot readers of English. One can't yet be awed by means of the account of 'rich guy' Grandfather's stories with the chinese, and the chinese language kingdom. during this tale, but additionally present in many others within the textual content, the grand flows of old switch wash opposed to the lived human . Keith Dede, Lewis & Clark College

This impressive memoir of the interior Asian borderlands encompasses a wealthy ethnography of a humans and tradition at the cusp of significant financial and social switch. Limusishiden and Kevin Stuart have captured an actual list of Tu faith, life, and kinship constructions. The venture comprises descriptions of kin family members, loved ones existence, calendrical and existence cycle rituals. it truly is conscientiously annotated and is an authoritative source for college students and students of conventional Asia. Paul Nietupski, John Carroll collage, Cleveland, Ohio


Ne pujiuri, ndani qinsangni lurijiri zui shdehada taiya aadee aaneehgini guseera kurija. Tensa muxiguni dii nigiijida budahgi sunishidaji gua amahgiingi yiiha. Ndahgini aadee mudeguni luanniijinada ndahgide ganni aaba aamahgina amahgiingi yiiguni budahgidi bu jilaji zangda kileji guigu tigiinga. Hgengiini muni aaba kilesanna jida ganda shduguhgini sgaji gua jang ne Nansan Badii pujiiha. Nansan Badiini muni aaba tailaji hugughawa gina. Aadee da aaneeni budahgi hudu jilani.

Muni aaba xuutang udeda ruaji gua, Qidari ugo gulesada haran kidi nesilaja. Nigeha kunni zhunzhuu, darang sgilini saini. Huina qinsangni ne fulunra gharighawa, sghan rmaangi hguaji ghuji gui, kudu nanhan, mulasla luan tinga sghan adalgida los angeles shdaji gua. Huinog ne ganni bulaihgini pujiu muxi ghara, yiiguadi gunzu yiigu dii yiisge xjiribu adalgi laja. Aaba gan mulasladina ne diidangma Mongghul amahgiingi yiiguni bulaihgidina kijeedinida guleji ghuangi nda ne pujiuni jiurigura hudu yangla shdaja. Aaba jiu tigiinga qi ganla kijeeda handilasa tangxanima jiu kijeedinida ayilidi amakija, ndani qinsangdi nensa muxi amakija tigiina. Ne yiiguala ne huina bu Limusishiden ne Mongghulni jiurigura yangla shdaxja. Hgali ginii muni jinqangii aaba buda mulaslahgidini ganni Mongghulni gule boxi shdagura.

Ghoori menghan fanni huinasa Mongghulni yiiguala bu jilagunsala biilasa yiiguala buraji xna: deelna musilidijin quundina, kunhgi kuduna banka yang nige ghajarishdi xna, yerishdi lalang kun yiiguala ghada ghari xna. Mulahgi ghada dagunla yiiguala tannilida guura szaribatinla jiihunlana. Tinga Mongghul ugoni gulejin dii nige ghoori guseeni kunha shbinzi quundiguna. Haran fansa muxi muulasa Mongghulni yiiguala buragunagisa sgilisa chukiji yiidighana. Niumalang muulasa dii jiu tigii logga, kenmada dangla adaguna ne Mongghulni buragura. Tinga do jiu muulaguni shdasa maliihan mudejin, lailasanhgini nigiiji hura boxiya ginii! Buda jiu tigangi shdaguna.

Ne pujiuni ndani qinsangni Yinyiila jiuriji ne Mongghuldi duralajinhgidi jangjiungi kuji gharigha shdasachuanggiji muulanii! Amagagisa bu Mongghulwa darang Tughuan kunna.

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If Grandfather's chimney smoked the 'guests' notified the village head or local militia who soon rushed in, searched every room, and took whatever food they found. Next, Grandfather and some of his family members were forced to stand in the village's horse yard, primary school ground, or temple ground with their hands tied behind their backs and their heads bowed as punishment. Grandmother kept her six children alive by secretly going to a valley, cooking potatoes and bread, and then returning home before dawn.

A performance of this dance presents a vivid image of the ancient Tu people, as they danced around a yurt or a bonfire in celebration of a battle victory, a harvest, or a wedding. The dance may be either slow or fast, relaxed or animated, and the accompanying songs express the Tu people's philosophy on life, and their sincere welcome to •52• participate in the dancing. At this time, most mourning participants had left her home. Only a few mourners still knelt before the coffin. She was deeply attracted by the beautiful dancing songs.

Her mother-in-law gave her little in the way of food and clothes, forced her to work hard in the fields, and beat her. Her husband was afraid of his mother and refused to intervene. Sishijinsuu divorced him and later married a man who lived in Shgeayili Village, Donggou Township. by high summer heat and sandstorms. The Fulaan Nara Mongghul lived in Middle Village and Saina 赛娜 Village where most villagers were Mongghul. Others were Han from Huzhu County. Their houses were similar to Huzhu houses.

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