TELDAP e-Newsletter (April, 2009)
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UNESCO, Library of Congress and Partners Launch World Digital Library
“E-teacher website”Teacher Information Literacy Seminar
Participation in the 6th International Conference on Chinese Internet Education ICICE 2009 welcome
The CICAF Cartoon & Animation Summit Forum
Licensing International Expo 2009
Digital Gallery
Gentiana scabrida Hayata var. punctulata Ying (GENTIANACEAE)
Apricot Trees Sprinkled With Dew
The Chinese Language Environment in Europe
“Riding the Currents of History” touring special exhibition opens smoothly in Taidong
2008 TELDAP division project joint results exhibition
The Naxi People’s Romeo & Juliet —Introduction of the Naxi People’s Scripture— “Migration of Youth” (II)
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The Naxi People’s Romeo & Juliet —Introduction of the Naxi People’s Scripture— “Migration of Youth” (II)
Assistant, The Institute of History and Philology/Hu, Chi-Jui

1. What are Dongba scriptures?

In recent years Yunnan has been a popular tourism destination and, as a result, the many minorities of southwest China are often introduced in the media. One of the most popular places for tourism is, without doubt, Lijiang old town where the Naxi live. In addition to diverse Naxi music and dance, the Naxi’s unique Dongba script and Dongba scriptures also are the focus of visitor attention. What are the Dongba scriptures? They are scriptures used by Naxi priests in religious ceremonies. Naxi priests are called Dongba so the script written by Dongba is called Dongba script and the scriptures used by Dongba are called Dongba scriptures.

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