Lanping County Culture

1.Ethnic Groups

Nujiang is located throughout southwest China's Yunnan Province. It’s the only autonomous prefecture of Lishu ethnic minority. There are Lishu, Nu, Dulong, Pumi, Bai, Yi, Naxi in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture. Among them, Lishu is the dominated ethnic minority and Dulong and Nu are the indigenous ones in Nujiang. Otherwise, Bai and Puimi ethnic minorities are dominant groups. Lanping Bai and Pumi Autonomous County (兰坪白族普米族自治县) occupies by Bai, Pumi, Lisu, Nu and Yi etc,14 ethnic minorities. It is the only Bai and Pumi autonomous county of China. The minorities accounts for 93.4% of the total population, among them, Bai accounts for 48.2%, Pumi accounts for 7.5%.

2. Ethnic Culture

Lanping is the combination of ethnic culture of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibetan. Lama people, unique branch of Bai, keep and carry on ancient culture of Bai. In addition, ‘Shanyue Ecology Culture’ of Pumi people gets the attention from home and abroad, which was know as the mode of harmonious culture.

Local culture represents the diversity of ethnic culture. In Nujiang, Festival of Climbing Sword-poles of Lisu people and the activity of killing and sacrificing an ox of Dulong people are the most remarkable. They believe in different religions, such as the primitive religion, Lamaism, Catholicism and Christianity. Their beliefs can be seen in their daily life.

3. Ethnic Festivals

Traveling in Lanping, festivals cannot be missed since we can get their traditional costume, custom, ritual and life styles. There are many ethnic featured festivals, including Kaquewa Festival(New Year Festival) of Dulong People, Kuoshi Festival(New Year Festival) of Lisu People, Zaotanghui(Bathing) Festival of Lisu People, Festival of Climbing Sword-poles of Lisu People and the Flower Festival of Nu People.