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The book of heaven : Black Miao, forgotten people of china

De Virginie Seiller


While in search of a mysterious stone tablet, the Table of the Statutes of the Miao people, we meet Guzhu, shaman of a mountain village, who becomes our guide.

We discover his medicinal practices and the traditional customs of the Miao people, who found refuge in the mountains after being persecuted during centuries by Han dynasties. With him, we discover an almost unknown people, living at odds with China’s economic growth, in near-autarky in the depth of the mountains of southern China.

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