Yongsheng County Culture

1.Ethnic Groups

As of 2008, Yongsheng county is home to 12 long-dwelling ethnic groups. Besides the Han, these ethnic groups with the population of over 10,000 are Lisu (over 51,000), Yi (over 36,000), Naxi (over 9,200), Bai (over 6,000), Dai (over 5,000) and Hui (over 4,000). Other minorities in Yongsheng county include Zhuang, Miao, Lahu, Wa, Yao, Tibetan, Jingpo, Blang, Buyi, Achang, Hani, Xibo, Pumi, Mongolian, Nu, Jinuo, Deang, Shui, Manchu and Dulong.

2. Ethnic Townships

● Yangping Yi Ethnic Township(羊坪彝族乡), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Liude Lisu and Yi Ethnic Township(六德傈僳族彝族乡), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Dongshan Lisu and Yi Ethnic Township(东山傈僳族彝族乡), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Dongfeng Lisu Ethnic Township(东风傈僳族乡), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Guanghua Lisu and Yi Ethnic Township(光华傈僳族彝族乡), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Songping Lisu and Yi Ethnic Township(松坪傈僳族彝族乡), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Daan Yi and Naxi Ethnic Township(大安彝族纳西族乡), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

3. Traditional Ethnic Villages

●Guyu Village of Qina Town(期纳镇大沟村委会谷宇村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

●Qingshui Village of Qina Town(期纳镇清水村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Cuihu Village of Sanchuan Town(三川镇翠湖村委会翠湖村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Kanmaoniu Village of Songping Town(松坪乡下啦嘛村委会看牦牛村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Guoyuan Nancun Village of Qina Town(期纳镇文凤村委会果园南村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Pumi Village of Chenghai Town(程海镇海腰村委会蒲米村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Shuanghe Ercun Village of Liude Town(六德乡双河村委会双河二村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

● Mazhiwu Baluo Village of Dongshan Town(东山乡河东村委会妈知务岜啰村), Yongsheng County, Lijiang, Yunnan

4. Ethnic Culture

Yongsheng is a unified multi-ethnic county inhabited mainly by the Han nationality. All the industrious and intelligent ethnic groups have lived together in harmony and built a beautiful "land of fish and rice". The most unique culture of Taliu People, a branch of the Yi Nationality, lives mainly in Liude Township. Taliu girls's Shack do advantage to their marriage.

5. Ethnic Festivals

Festivals are a major feature of ethnic minorities. In Yongsheng County, every ethnic groups celebrates their own festival, such as the Baba Festival of Taliu People, Knifeladder-Climbing Festival of Yi people in Jinlan Village(金兰村).