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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Schram, Louis, 1883-
Winchell, Jean H.
Marriage among the T'u-jen of Kansu (China)
Published By: Original publisher
Shanghai, China: Catholic Mission Press. 1932. HRAF ms: v,
207 p. [Original: x, 195 p., plates]
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[by] Louis Schram ; translation by Jean H. Winchell
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a detailed ethnohistorical study of marriage among
the T'ou-jen of Kansu, based on the author's ten years residence among the people. Data are
included on the mode of marriage, the process of arranging marriage, the patterns of
nuptial rites, interpersonal relationships between affinal relatives, the women's
relationship with her family of orientation, the social mechanism to legitimize children
and their mothers, and the methods of terminating marriage. The author devotes a chapter to
a now outmoded theoretical concern, namely whether or not the 'matriarchate' existed among
the T'u-jen in a former period. Throughout the study, Father Schram compares T'u-jen
culture with that of Historical Mongolia, the Manchu, the Lolo and the Miao. Suppelmentary
notes on the Tungus and Lolo are added on pp. 177-191. This comprehensive study provides
the researcher with valuable resources for further research with different theoretical
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Component part(s), monograph
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English translation from French
Translation of: [Le Mariage chez les T'ou-jen du
Kan-sou (Chine)] Translated from the French for the Human Relations Area Files by Jean H.
Winchell. List of Works Consulted, Alphabetical Index, and Errata are not included Schram
did his fieldwork among the Monguor of 'P'ing-fan' subprefecture in Sining (Xining)
Prefecture, of western Kansu (now Qinghai) Province. It is not clear what is the
contemporary name for 'P'ing-fan.' The name may have changed to 'Ping'an.' Unsure, I have
omitted the town name in the place coverage. The study is based largely on ethnographic
fieldwork among the Monguor with footnotes referring to comparative material and historical
sources on the Mongols, Manchus, Lo-lo P'o of Yunnan, and the Tungus (Evenki) of Siberia
and Manchuria. (Notes added by Ian Skoggard; 2004)
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Hesung C. Koh ; 1962
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Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mongour (Chinese people)