Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Villagers

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Xiangye was the biggest village in the whole area where Jianhe and Rongjiang counties shared common borders. The inhabitants lived in three separate communities: Dazhai (Big Village, with more than 100 households), Xiaozhai (Small Village, with 30-plus households) and the Dazhai satellite village Wengbei about three kilometres away (with nearly 10 households). The people of Dazhai were predominantly those with the surnames Ou, Yang, Luo and Zhang, among which Ou and Yang were the most common. The Wengbei villagers were from the Ou clan. The people of Xiangye spoke Kam among themselves. Most of the young men were able to use Chinese to communicate. Xiaozhai was also home to two or three families of Han people who migrated into the village, with the surnames Peng and Deng. They were all farmers from the mountain villages northeast of Xiangye.

Keywords: Dazhai; Deng; Han people; mountain villages; Peng; Rongjiang counties; Xiangye; Xiaozhai



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Life in a Kam Village in Southwest China, 1930-1949 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation