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Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China$
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Stevan Harrell

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219885

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219885.001.0001

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Searching for the Heroic Age of the Yi People of Liangshan

Searching for the Heroic Age of the Yi People of Liangshan

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(p.104) Chapter 7 Searching for the Heroic Age of the Yi People of Liangshan
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Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China
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Liu Yu

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0008

This chapter tries out a different model: the “Heroic Age” of Homeric Greece, when patriclan loyalty, marital alliance, and martial values combined to produce a society and an ethos like that described for the Nuosu in recent centuries. Whether the Heroic Age is the right model or not, this demonstrates the loosening of the hegemony of the Morgan-Engels model in China, as well as the increasing ability of people writing in the Chinese national discourse to draw on models and ideas from cosmopolitan scholarship.

Keywords:   Homeric Greece, marital alliance, Nuosu, Chinese national discourse, Morgan-Engels model

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