By Limusishiden (Le Dechun) with Charles Kevin Stuart

Limusishiden (Li Dechun 李得春) with Charles Kevin Stuart. 2010. Mongghulni Jilaguni Da Adal. [Mongghul stories and Lives]. Asian Highlands views quantity eight. Xining urban: Plateau Publications.

Limusishiden (b. 1968) describes his lived stories and reminiscences on the topic of language, schooling, conventional ideals, and folklore; presents information of his mom and dad, 3 paternal aunts, and paternal grandparents' lives; describes Tughuan (Tuguan 土官) Village; and reviews on a trip to Jija Nuri (Jijialing 吉家岭) Village in 2007 and its swift cultural transformation, delivering exact insights into Mongghul (Tu 土; Monguor) existence in Huzhu 互助 Mongghul self reliant County, Haidong 海东 quarter, Qinghai 青海 Province, PR China within the 20th and early twenty-first centuries.


This very important account of Tuguan Village and the encompassing components brings a richly textured wisdom of the 20 th century lived adventure of this multi-ethnic neighborhood. For Tibetan experiences particularly, the Tu/ Mongghul global has frequently been assumed to were a Tibetan Buddhist global; Mongghul incarnations of the Lcang skya and Tukwuan (Tuguan) Lamas are mistakenly mentioned as if they have been no varied than ethnic Tibetans. Dr. Limusishiden's narrative makes transparent that the realm less than the keep an eye on of the Tuguan lama was once incredibly Mongghul. with a bit of luck, Tibetan students will discover what this is able to let us know in regards to the precise contributions of this ethnicity to Tibetan non secular literature and lifestyles (they stay energetic in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries today). different interesting elements of this research contain the demographics, together with sparse human populations threatened via wolves within the zone as overdue because the Forties; and the social lives of the neighborhood, specially the main points of marital family members, the tough lives of ladies, and the fabric and oral tradition of the quarter. a superb learn and a becoming tribute to the reminiscence of this significant pupil and health care provider. grey Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Assistant Professor of contemporary Tibetan stories, Columbia University

Mongghul thoughts and Lives is a distinct paintings of auto-ethnography penned by way of a member of the Mongghul (Tu) ethnic team of northwest China. via own narrative, anecdote, and rigorous annotation, Dr. Limusishiden relates the kin folklore of a number of generations of his relations, intertwining minute descriptions of neighborhood customs and function genres with illuminating slices of family tree and oral heritage. Spanning pivotal a long time of person and cultural alterations, this richly illustrated account is a source for destiny generations of Mongghul humans and provides non-locals detailed entry to a dynamic society situated on the crossroads of numerous cultures. Mark Bender, The Ohio country University
Mongghul stories and Lives is a perfectly eclectic mixture of autobiography, ethnography, relations historical past, and descriptive sociolinguistics. The honesty of the easy story-telling reaches around the temporal and cultural divide, bringing into simple view a global no longer recognized to so much readers of English. One can't yet be awed through the account of 'rich guy' Grandfather's stories with the chinese, and the chinese language country. during this tale, but in addition present in many others within the textual content, the grand flows of historic swap wash opposed to the lived human situation. Keith Dede, Lewis & Clark College

This extraordinary memoir of the interior Asian borderlands features a wealthy ethnography of a humans and tradition at the cusp of significant fiscal and social switch. Limusishiden and Kevin Stuart have captured an genuine checklist of Tu faith, life, and kinship constructions. The undertaking comprises descriptions of kinfolk family, loved ones lifestyles, calendrical and existence cycle rituals. it really is conscientiously annotated and is an authoritative source for college students and students of conventional Asia. Paul Nietupski, John Carroll collage, Cleveland, Ohio


Ne pujiuri, ndani qinsangni lurijiri zui shdehada taiya aadee aaneehgini guseera kurija. Tensa muxiguni dii nigiijida budahgi sunishidaji gua amahgiingi yiiha. Ndahgini aadee mudeguni luanniijinada ndahgide ganni aaba aamahgina amahgiingi yiiguni budahgidi bu jilaji zangda kileji guigu tigiinga. Hgengiini muni aaba kilesanna jida ganda shduguhgini sgaji gua jang ne Nansan Badii pujiiha. Nansan Badiini muni aaba tailaji hugughawa gina. Aadee da aaneeni budahgi hudu jilani.

Muni aaba xuutang udeda ruaji gua, Qidari ugo gulesada haran kidi nesilaja. Nigeha kunni zhunzhuu, darang sgilini saini. Huina qinsangni ne fulunra gharighawa, sghan rmaangi hguaji ghuji gui, kudu nanhan, mulasla luan tinga sghan adalgida los angeles shdaji gua. Huinog ne ganni bulaihgini pujiu muxi ghara, yiiguadi gunzu yiigu dii yiisge xjiribu adalgi laja. Aaba gan mulasladina ne diidangma Mongghul amahgiingi yiiguni bulaihgidina kijeedinida guleji ghuangi nda ne pujiuni jiurigura hudu yangla shdaja. Aaba jiu tigiinga qi ganla kijeeda handilasa tangxanima jiu kijeedinida ayilidi amakija, ndani qinsangdi nensa muxi amakija tigiina. Ne yiiguala ne huina bu Limusishiden ne Mongghulni jiurigura yangla shdaxja. Hgali ginii muni jinqangii aaba buda mulaslahgidini ganni Mongghulni gule boxi shdagura.

Ghoori menghan fanni huinasa Mongghulni yiiguala bu jilagunsala biilasa yiiguala buraji xna: deelna musilidijin quundina, kunhgi kuduna banka yang nige ghajarishdi xna, yerishdi lalang kun yiiguala ghada ghari xna. Mulahgi ghada dagunla yiiguala tannilida guura szaribatinla jiihunlana. Tinga Mongghul ugoni gulejin dii nige ghoori guseeni kunha shbinzi quundiguna. Haran fansa muxi muulasa Mongghulni yiiguala buragunagisa sgilisa chukiji yiidighana. Niumalang muulasa dii jiu tigii logga, kenmada dangla adaguna ne Mongghulni buragura. Tinga do jiu muulaguni shdasa maliihan mudejin, lailasanhgini nigiiji hura boxiya ginii! Buda jiu tigangi shdaguna.

Ne pujiuni ndani qinsangni Yinyiila jiuriji ne Mongghuldi duralajinhgidi jangjiungi kuji gharigha shdasachuanggiji muulanii! Amagagisa bu Mongghulwa darang Tughuan kunna.

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The ensuing smoke was channeled outside. The father and sons of the family slept on the felt-covered yikang, while the wife, daughters, and babies slept on the bankang without a bed cushion, which allowed babies' urine and excrement to easily be scraped into the bankang. Sleeping on a bankang was uncomfortable, because there was no cushion beneath the naked body and the bankang emitted smoke. Occasionally, babies fell between the unstable planks and were seriously burned. 18 Grandmother was popular because of her vivaciousness and social skills, and for her knowledge of traditional Mongghul medicine that she had learned from her parents and mother-in-law.

Two of the daughters lived with their Han Chinese husbands in Shanxi 山西 Province, whom they met when the men were doing carpentry work in their village. One daughter married and lived with a man in his home in Pudang Village, Danma Town. In 2008, they decided to move to Haixi 海西 Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province in search of a better life. 9 The remaining daughter graduated from 9 A number of families from Fulaan Nara (Red Sun) including Niuqi (Liushuigou 流 水 沟), Jiuti (Jiaotou 教 头), Xangri (Shenlu 神路), Taraalidighuali (Changgou 长 沟), Snsari (Xin Ang 新昂), Dolidighuali (Dazigou 达子沟), and Alighuan (Bagushan 八古 山 ) villages moved and settled in Keke 柯柯 Town, Wulan 乌兰 County, Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the 1980s as part of World Food Programme Project 3557 that resettled 1,600 households from Huzhu, and Huangyuan 湟 源 counties (Wolfensohn ND).

Mother told me that Grandmother was like a mad woman when villagers gathered on merrymaking occasions. Her energy often made a wedding very successful. Her organization made the occasion vibrant and interesting. She strictly enforced the traditional wedding process, particularly for wedding songs. She felt it was shameful and she felt guilty if any songs were not sung or were not sung completely. At weddings, she stayed from beginning to end, and then was scolded by Grandfather on the grounds that she did not do housework.

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