By Bkra shis bzang po
Marriage customs and similar oral traditions in Bang smad Village, Bang smad Township, Nyag rong County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan self sustaining Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Villagers communicate the poorly documented Mi nyag language are documented, delivering certain linguistic and ethnographic information, together with a Mi nyag-English glossary, maps exhibiting the distribution of Mi nyag-speaking groups, and various full-color images of village lifestyles and marriage ceremony festivities. Of designated curiosity are the transcribed marriage ceremony speeches in the neighborhood given in Mi nyag and Tibetan.
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I , - ~-- -------- Pivot of Asia Chinese Policies in Sinkiang against the Tungans or Chinese Moslems, in order to obviate futnre rebellion. He employed many of bis own relatives and supporters from Hunan Province in his administration, and this accounts for the fact that in the last quarter of the nineteenth centnry Hunan officials almost completely dominated the Sinkiang administration. While Tso regarded the Uighurs as rebels, he regarded the Tungans as traitors, because they were Chinese in language, and largely Chinese by descent.
An exception was made, however, for the Kharashahr division of the Torgut Mongols, who were most distant from Outer Mongolia and whose territory lay strategically between the IIi Valley and the Tarim Basin. This one group of Mongols was allowed to mamtam a good cavalry force, trained by Russian Cossacks. Yang was not unaware, however, of the modern aspects of nationalism. In a memorial to the National Government at Peking in 1925, when revolutionary influences were stirring all over China, he painted out that power and privilege had been the basic factors in Pan-Islamism among all the Moslem peoples in both Europe and Asia.
This loan, which involved no political or economic conditions, carried an interest of 4 per cent. 4S Sheng also asked for Soviet technical assistance. In 1937 he instituted a three-year plan of reconstruction, during the COurse of which he obtained a further fifteen million rubles in Soviet loans. In 1938 the Provincial Commercial Bank was reorganized as the Sinkiang Commercial Bank, with partly private and partly Provincial Government capital. It issued new notes, and the currency was to a large extent stabilized.