Shirokogorov, S. M. (Sergei Mikhailovich), 1887-1939. Social organization of the Manchus: A study of the Manchu clan organization

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Title: Social organization of the Manchus: A study of the Manchu clan organization

Published By: Shanghai, China: Royal Asiatic Society, 1924. vi, 196 p.

By line: S.M. Shirokogoroff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Manchu (AG04)

Subjects: Culture summary (105); Domesticated animals (231); Nuptials (585); Extended families (596); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Lineages (613);

Abstract: This work was produced by one of the outstanding authorities on the ethnography of Siberia and Manchuria. Extensive field work gives a first-hand ethnographic picture of the Manchus in the first years of this century--just shortly after the Boxer Rebellion that disrupted the culture of the Manchus. Linguistic material is utilized to separate the basic Manchu social structure from the later Chinese-influenced social organization. Marriage customs, the working of a household, and economic conditions in general conclude this well-organized book.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ag04-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Aigun District in this text is the modern day Aihui District in Heilongjiang Province and Ili District is today's Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Field Date: 1915-1918

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert E. Winter ; 1955 ; Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: 1619-1918

Coverage Place: Aihui District, Heilongjiang Sheng Province; Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

LCSH: Manchus

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