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And not only in er reactions Not entirely in a bad way but absolutely not your sweet young thing either Ever IMHO she does not typify er culture but is way but absolutely not your sweet young thing either Ever IMHO she does not typify er culture but is outlier to it Her Mother is too but to a far less degree But Namu would not Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, have been enabled toer role within Han culture without Halt v nebezpečí (Hraničářův učeň, her Mother s role modelNamu comes from a culture of only about 30000 members in the far reaches of China close to Tibet These Mosaave a tradition of matrilineal family groupings This book is Miss Emily her story iner voice until she reaches the mid twenties No spoilers but I m 99% that Namu is a marketing and pr expert She tells you just enough about the toads in Phoenix (Black City, her soul to get you toear the birdsong in What The Queen Wills (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales her voice She s a Mosa Chinese Madonna Ciccone successful at changinger image when interest wans Most people will like this BOOK AS AN INTRODUCTION TO MOSA CULTURE BUT TO as an introduction to Mosa culture But to it was far fascinating to read about BabyCakes Covers the Classics how that culture was influenced during the Chinese Cultural Revolution and afterwards especially to the use of manufactured goods or electricity It s uite changed today It is not a matriarchal power authority for the entire group but matrilineal inouse groupings Every adult after skirt ceremony female Saul Bellow has their own small room It is extremely elemental inousing structure and food groups eaten Wood is burned for fuel floors are dirt shoes are ornamental and rarely worn Marriage is disdained as a basis for family organization with the Mother s brothers father nephews The Ground Beneath Her Feet helping raise their sister s children The Hopi North Americaave matrilineal descent and organization but their ownerships and other aspects differ The Mosa see women as in the Oh My Gods! house men s work away and outside Men will visit at night but are most often awayerding or trading or traveling for teas or new animals I Frogs French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan, hope she does another continuation toer story because there is a lot to tell And I feel like she would Artful have an interesting slant to tell it in as well It was a 35 star but I rounded it up forer sense of ubris this was an amazing story i gave it four stars because i did not find the writing all that great but the story is incredible and a real inspiration about a young girl from Moso country a matrilinial society the concepts in this woman s culture were so ard for me to imagine actually existing a culture in which for instance young women ave sex and babies with various men of their choosing and then let them know when they don t feel like seeing them again a culture where men never live with or marry women but women create their own ouseholds that are passed down from grandmother to mother to daughters i found myself reading this book feeling like i عصير الرماد had so much re learning to do as a woman and so much i wished for my daughter to experience as a girl that was already getting suashed even in our eual cultureere in the US the subtlety of female oppression was very apparent reading this book a great story in the end overall I first learned of Chinese pop singer Namu when she was uoted in the New York Times as offering to marry French President Nicolas Sarkozy So I Googled Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of the One, her and this book was a prominent mention there and in a recent New York Times profileThis is a fascinating look at an old Chinese Tibetan ethnic group so isolated Namu writes of dirt floors and the pig living in the courtyard beforee s slaughtered and eaten every bit And this was the 1960sThe Moso is an ethnic group that The Legacy (The Restoration Series, has a matrilinear culture men are present Uncle So and So but women are theead of the Perpetual Power (The Tressa Tremaine Series Book 1) household own the property and look to increase the family It s not matriarchal as opposed to patriarchal but there are few such ethnic groups in the world some Native American tribes were matrilinearNamuowever rebeled against this and ran off to music conservatory school although she Celine had no money and was illiterate She became a popular nightclub singer in the 1980s as the China opened up and now she s throwinger weight into tourism as a way to being currency to the Lagu Lake area where she was raisedYou Charmed (The Donovan Legacy, have to believe otherwise a cynic would sayow could she remember what she was thinking when she was four years old And illiterate until Ballet Shoes her 20s and to write this Shead Strictly Temporary - Volume One (Strictly Temporary, help from the Australian academic whoas studied the Moso culture Christine MathieuIt s a good read as counterpoint to the American materialistic educated decadent society we ve know for centuries Some books just capture you with content This is ow it was when I opened the pages of Leaving Mother LakeI read this book just before a trip to Lugu Lake the Country of Women where Yang Erche Namu grew up It brought the culture alive for me It as been said that Yang Erche exoticized the lifestyle of the Mosuo Indeed it s true there is much less of the traditional walking marriage lifestyle she writes about Nonetheless I thought the book provided a very good background to the still very beautiful and remote region we visitedEven if you re not planning to visit I d Cheri Red highly recommend this book It provides an engaging insight into a way of life and culture many of us cannot imagine. Tradition thatolds Moso culture together Leaving Mother Lake is a book filled with drama strangeness and beauty Yet for all the exoticism Namu's story is a universal tale of mothers and daughters the battles that drive them apart and the love that brings them back togethe.
Yang Erche Namu ☆ 5 Read & DownloadThe Moso also spelled Mosuo are a small
Minority Who Live Inwho live in China near Tibet They are famous for the uniue relationship between the sexes practiced by most groups Women manage not just the Discovering Your Heart With The Flag Page household but the domestic economy and work while men are often away trading orerding yaks The women of a family reside in the same Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, house each with a separate room where they receive visits from men they are free to choose relationships are usually transitory and jealousy is discouraged However political and religious poweras remained in the ands of men either the old feudal lords the Communists who vanuished them or the gurus and lamas who provide spiritual guidance The vanuished them or the gurus and lamas who provide spiritual guidance The itself seems to be indigenous with a Buddhist overlay This is an autobiography written with an anthropologist of the most famous of the Moso a woman who left er family at fourteen for Shanghai It contains much of interest and many moving scenes especially those that show the Communist cadres from the majority Han people trying to change the Moso The visiting cadres try to convince the Moso to adopt conventional sexual relationships including marriage by carting in a portable projector and showing a movie of people in local dress suffering from syphilis The widow of the feudal lord a member of the Han ethnicity Aladdin herself and remembered as both dignified and compassionate spendser last years as a brutalized farmworker A lama the narrator calls Daddy Must Die him the Living Buddha is restored tois spiritual status by the Communists but must wear the then ubiuitous Mao jacket and cap The description of life with the solitary yak The Message Glorious herders or of Moso ceremonies or the disorientation and poverty of a rural child in the megalopolis are effective and touching But there areints of the woman who this girl would become the writer of numerous autobiographies O Cérebro de Broca herself a performer and celebrity cantankerous and adept of publicity stunts Even as a girl she was difficult and even violent beating a Moso suitor and a roommate in Shanghai and she was rude to a fellow urban Moso with whom she corresponded on discovering thate was short and not andsome He later became a foremost scholar on Moso culture and language So there are glimpses of the egotistical personality in this account of er youth and what is left out makes the portrait look self serving Still to my mind a memorial to and defense of a minority trying to keep its identity in a Breaking The Curse (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales huge overpowering nation one that actually refuses to recognize them as a separate ethnicity instead grouping the Moso as part of a separate group the Naxi is never out of order and as such the bookas great value Yang Erche Namu grew up in an isolated area of the Himalayas where relationships play out rather differently than most of the world considers to be the norm For the Moso also spelled Mosuo matriarchs rule and individual couples do not move into A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley, houses of their own instead male lovers visit their female lovers at night for as long as both are amenable and all children stay with their motherNot a tonas been written about the Moso and this is the only memoir that I know of by somebody who grew up in the culture It s an excellent piece due in no small part I am sure to the work of Christine Mathieu and filled in a lot of ROMANTIC TAKEOVER holes for me I read some about the Moso people in a Women s Studies course a few years ago and watched a documentary but I lovedaving this personal take An excellent reminder at least for me of ow much experiences can varyYang erself seem Wow this was fascinating stuff A teenage girl from China s minority Mosu culture where women take lovers instead of marrying and everyone lives in extended matrilineal Keeper of the Light households leaves for the bright lights of urban China to become a singer in the 80s It s refreshing because she LOVES the outside world cars Hot showers Fashion magazines But she alsoas great love and affection for Shattered Spear (The Lost Stars, herome and is able finally to move between them Usually this kind of narrative ends with the conclusion that modern life sucks but you can t go The Homing home again Also the anthropological de I took months to read the first 10% of this book and I don t know why I read the last 90% this week and the memoir is in the top 10 books Iave read in 2019 It is in the top 5 memoirs I The Women of Easter have ever read Why Namu is one of the most uniue women Iave ever encountered She stood out among er people and culture and stands out among women in general She gives us a remarkable vision of the Moso Mosuo ethnic minority from the Luguhu Lake region bordering Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China This book kept me Googling for maps videos and images of the culture it describes Every bit of it was uniue vastly different than any culture I ave read about Namu The Power of One herself is a uniue woman markedly different byer own admission from traditional Moso Her story is compelling Many reviewers and some on line references suggest the memoir is vastly exaggerated but Namu is still living and there is a The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, historical trail that confirms most ofer He Who Dares history Is it embellished Maybe but all memoirsave some bias and selecti. This widely acclaimed memoir transports us to the remote reaches of the Himalayas to a place the Chinese call the country of daughters to the ome of the Moso a society in which women rule According to local tradition marriage is considered a foreign practice; property is Ve memories No doubt Namu a self image that olds Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar herself uniue distinct special relative to other Moso But believe she is She left this remote region andas ad a very successful and exceptional life That is what makes this memoir cowritten by an anthropologist and expert in Moso culture Christine Mathieu so engrossing It tells the tale of one bad ass woman from an entire culture made up of bad ass women And it turns our idea of what a family can and should be on end It suggests no it confirms than one type of family structure is relevant and enduring This books makes the reader think about possibilities and challenges preconceptions
It Is A Reasonis a reason readPS This is the second book I read this year written from the point of view of a Chinese ethnic minority About 7% of the 14 billion Chinese people are non Han minorities of which I believe 56 distinct groups are recognized and interestingly the Moso are not but instead lumped with the Naxi Lisa See s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is explores the Akha ethnic minority and is eually interesting Both the Akha and Moso ave remarkably uniue compared to western norms family structure culture and views on sexuality While See s book is a novel it is very well researched Both books cover relationships between mothers and daughters in culturally insightful and thought provoking ways A third book I read this year also by Lisa See The Island of Sea Women while set in Korea as opposed to China is another such exploration Reading all three together or in close proximity enhances the experience of reading one in isolation The three books together would be a compelling collection to receive for Mother s Day Perhaps matriarchy is not what we expect one of Mathieu s professors points out What we call matriarchal culture is usually accurately matrilineal culture which is neither inherently matriarchal nor egalitarian He thinks the difference lies mainly in that patrilinial societies accept the domination of women by their fathers and usbands and in matrilineal society they are bullied by uncles and brothersThis problemitizaion of viewing the Moso people s seemingly female driven culture through a feminist lens was indistinctly referenced in the leadership role the family men and local Lamas played in the funeral of Namu s grandmother It was directly addressed in Namu s descriptions of menstruation shame the isolated experience of childbirth and the Moso s male dominated public presence wherein the culture is represented solely by men through trade and travelLiving so closely to the bridal abduction rituals and other obvious male dominant practices of the Yi culture elps Stand Up and Fight highlight a Moso feminism that allows a woman to controlousehold politics take and refuse lovers and ave uncontested custody of er children Namu s own sense of agency which gives Now Is the Hour her confidence to go out alone into the world belies a level of egalitarianism either of the culture at large or ofer mother s own particular Londons Glory (Bryant May, headstrong leadership Of course evener mother s instruction is culturally conditioned as evidenced in Jingle Bells her determination for Namu follower model of women s roles The younger woman feels trapped by this expected role elucidated in er mother s declaration You re a woman you belong in the ouse to the village Your power is in the Troys house Your duty is to keep theouse to be polite to old people and to serve food to the menNamu instead pursues Knights Templar in Britain her own unorthodox ambition and succeeds ater dream It seems evident though not explicitly acknowledged that she would Reign of Fury (Battles in the Dark, have been unable to follow through wither plan Nature Cure had it not been forer mother The Bookshop on the Corner having paved the way already This is the most interetsing culture Iave ever The Fixer (The Fixer, heard about The Moso are a Chinese minority near the Sichuan Yunnan provinces border whoave a matrilineal society where property is One of Your Own handed down through female lines There is no marriage but men go to visit their lovers at theirouse and then leave in the morning If a woman wants to end the relationship she Nina hangsis pack near the front gate as a message Children are raised in the mother s Super Gran (Super Gran, house with their uncles as the male presence This is a story of a girl who grew up in a remote village but dreamed of exploring the world beyond The Chinese don t officially recognize the Moso people they group them in with the nearby Naxi aka Nahki where women doave a strong role in society but the Naxi Jay McGraws Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies have a completely different language religion and customsOn my recent trip to China we were close to this area but did not make it to Lake Lugu where this story takes place Makes me want to go back Read this book This autobiography is certainly different Not just in the cultural matrilineal context but in the voice of the speaker Namu I don t believe that in all my years of reading and in anthropological or any Asian ethnology or even in fictionave I come across a female as nervy bombastic and frankly egotistical Others might see it differently or perceive only some form of sparkling personality from the get go but I still think she is ighly unusual For any culture. Assed from mother to daughter; a matriarch oversees each family's customs rituals and economies In this culture a young girl enjoys extraordinary freedoms but the impulsive restless Namu is driven to leave er mother's ouse to venture out into the larger world defying the.