11 Facts About Bai people


The State of Bai people was located in present-day Midu County, Dali Bai people Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,836

Today the Bai people accept minority status for pragmatic reasons but are culturally nearly indistinguishable from Han Chinese.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,837

One prerequisite for creating a hybrid form of Chinese would be a unique cultural identity, distinct from the Han, but the Bai people have been said by the sinologist Charles Patrick Fitzgerald to have held no 'strong national feeling' even before 1949.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,838

Ironically those debates were of the groups of people who were assimilated into Bai, rather than the issue per se.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,839

Bai people made up one of the tribes who helped establish the Nanzhao Kingdom .

FactSnippet No. 1,388,840

Related searches

Yunnan Han Chinese Nanzhao

The Dali Kingdom was founded by a Bai people named Duan Siping whose family had played major roles in the Nanzhao Kingdom.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,841

Unlike the Han and most other Chinese minority groups, the Bai people ate cheese and made it from either cow or goat milk.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,842

Bai people tea ceremony, San Dao Cha ???, is most popular among the Bai people in the Dali area and is a common sight at festivals and marriages.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,843

However, some Bai people engage in fishing and selling local handicrafts to tourists.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,844

Bai people fishermen have trained cormorants to fish since the 9th century.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,845

Bai people architecture is characterized by three buildings forming a U and a fourth wall as a screen.

FactSnippet No. 1,388,846