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A Study on the Sacrificial Ceremony and Ethnicity Identity of the Yao Nationality in Nanling Corridor

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DOI: 10.25236/icallh.2020.028


Tianhui Zhang, Qiaowei Li

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Tianhui Zhang


In the religious sacrificial rituals, the Yao Nationality gave special meanings to the spells, sacrifices, utensils and ritual behaviours, thus forming a special symbol for the Yao Nationality, communicating the boundaries between “ordinary” and “sacred”, and expressing the cognition of gods, ancestors, clothing, food, shelter, animals and plants, highlights the unique life experience of the Yao Nationality. The concept of “ethnic group” is a category taxonomy of social entities in western anthropology. Any ethnic group has its own unique history of symbiosis and reproduction, and it is inseparable from ethnic identity and cultural inheritance based on a common culture. Identity is the basic component of ethnic consciousness, and it is also the cognition and emotional attachment of social members to their ethnic affiliation. Ethnic identity plays an important role in the construction of harmonious relations inside and outside ethnic groups


Sacrificial ceremony, Ethnic identity, Yao nationality, Nanling corridor