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    • Folk Song 1, 'Elders Advise Young People' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      This song is sung to advise young people and says, “Elders grow weaker day by day while young people grow stronger. During youth you can do many things but in old age, you can't do anything, even if you are motivated. ...
    • Interview 1, 'The History of the Yema Clan' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      Yema is a clan in Wangjiagou Village. This recording discusses where the clan came from and what their daily life was like. It also discusses how many generations have lived in the village, and who was the first person who ...
    • Interview 10, 'Mountain God Sacrifice and Soul-calling Rituals' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This file describes how every family has a holy tree used for sacrifices to the local mountain god. When a family member is ill, they take a bowl of goat’s milk, and call back the patient’s soul from under the tree. The ...
    • Interview 11, 'Rongsao (the ritual after the bride is taken out from her home)' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      Rongsao is a very important part of local marriage processes. It is held not only in bride’s home but also in the groom’s home. In the bride’s home, this ritual is held after seeing the bride off, while in groom’s home it ...
    • Interview 12, 'The Spring Festival and the Deities of Spring' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      The New Year for different animals and the spring deity are described. A ritual called Ling qiewo is held during the New Year. The ritual takes place on one of two days during the New Year period, the “Goat New Year” or ...
    • Interview 2, 'The History of the Baxi Clan' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      The Baxi Clan first lived in Mianmian and moved to Wangjiagou Village four generations ago. The Baxi Clan came from a place where crows were white and had no feathers. Baxi got its name because the founder of the clan hid ...
    • Interview 3, 'The History of the Sengti Clan' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      The speaker states that the founder of the Sengti Clan in Wangjiagou Village was called Guadada. He came as a groom to the village and was also a hangui, a knowledgeable ritual specialist. There have been four generations ...
    • Interview 4, 'The Bidai Clan and the History of Yi, Pumi and Han People' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      Bidai is a clan in Wangjiagou Village. Guozui was the founder of the clan in Wangjiagou Village. He was a famous hard-worker, who came to the village as a groom and lived with the Agai Clan. 壁代是王家沟村的一个家族。在王家沟村果醉是这个家族的创始人。 ...
    • Interview 5, 'A Story about Pumi and Yi' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      The relationship between Yi and Pumi is described. The speaker narrates a story starting that the Pumi were once more powerful than the Yi, who worked for the Pumi. The story also describes how the Yi came to live where ...
    • Interview 6, 'The Story of the Agai Clan' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      The first person of the Agai Clan who came to Wangjiagou was called Rongbutie. Since he came to Wangjiagou Village, his clan line has flourished, and become more prosperous. 阿盖家庭中第一个来到这个村的人的名字叫荣布铁。自从他来到王家沟村,他的家系得到改善并且变 ...
    • Interview 7, 'Pumi Origins' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      The origins of the Pumi people are explained. Pumi were called Xifan before, because Pumi came from where the sun set (the west, xi). There were nine generations of grandfathers, and seven generations of grandmothers. The ...
    • Interview 8, 'The History of the Dala Clan' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      The history of the Dala Clan in Wangjiagou Village is described. Four generations have passed since this clan came to the village. The first person who came to the village lived in a house which was offered to him by the ...
    • Interview 9, 'The Story of the Xiong Bajiajia' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-11)
      Xiongbajiajia’s last name is Xiong. He followed Mutianwang, who was a leader at that time. Xiong Bajiajia became a bird after he died, and sent a message to people. The message said, “Tell my family I’II return home soon, ...
    • Love Song 1, 'Madami (My Love for You)' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This song says, “I bless you from my immaculate heart. Different people respond differently at various times, but my feelings for you won't change. I’ll always think about you.” 这首歌说道:“我从我纯洁的内心祝福你。不同的人在各种时期有不同的回答,但是我对你的 ...
    • Religious Song 1, 'Friends from Far Away' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This song is sung during the New Year period and says, “We relatives and friends will all gather beside the stove. The youths will sit beside the stove and the elders will teach them Pumi customs and culture. May the youths ...
    • Religious Song 2, 'Blessings' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This song is usually sung during such Pumi festivals as New Year, which is held from the 7th to the 9th of day of the twelfth lunar month. The meaning of this song is that history accumulates day by day, month by month, ...
    • Religious Song 3, 'Nangbushuoluo (Cooking Pot)' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This song may be sung whenever Pumi gather and celebrate, and says, “Pumi people are never without their copper pots. With such pots, Pumi people can cook food, boil water, and so on. Pots always help people. Thank you, ...
    • Religious Song 4, 'Manigeibu' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This song is typically sung during the New Year period celebrations. 这是一首典型的在新年的庆祝时期唱的歌。 འདི་ནི་ལོ་གསར་གྱི་དགའ་སྟོན་སྐབས་སུ་དུས་རྒྱུན་དུ་ལེན་པའི་གླུ་ཞིག་ཡིན། This collection contains forty-six audio files including ...
    • Religious Song 5, 'Zedian (Praising White Incense)' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This song is sung during Pumi rituals and praises the incense burned during such rituals. 这首是在普米仪式期间唱的歌,赞扬在类似的仪式期间烧的香。 འདི་ནི་ཕུའུ་སྨིའི་ཆོ་གའི་དུས་སུ་ལེན་པའི་གླུ་ཞིག་ཡིན་ལ་ཆོ་ག་འདི་ལྟ་བུའི་སྐབས་སུ་བསྒྲོན་པའི་སྤོས་ལ་བས ...
    • Ritual 1, 'Ghost Exorcism Ritual' 

      Hu Qianma (World Oral Literature Project, 2011-12)
      This file describes how the ghost exorcism ritual is usually held after the New Year, because during the New Year, ghosts come to the home to look for food. The ghosts include the family’s ancestors and other malicious ...