A case study of “Wadu” Ordeal in the Yi Society
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In Yi society, the judge “Degu” Maintaining social order by customary law. But when disputes or cases lack of evidence and difficult to mediate in Yi society, the "Degu" is taken the parties to accept the “Wadu” ordeal. With the popularization and strengthening of the modern legal system, this ancient system of the Yi people has not faded. It still exists vigorously in the rural areas of the Yi villages, which is still used by the Yi people to deal with village disputes, maintain social order.
Yi People; Customary law; Ordeal