It is easy to have a quick look at China's past and present, but it takes time to gain a panoramic knowledge of China. The "Panoramic China" series is meant to assist readers, especially those overseas, in this respect. Each volume in the series focuses on a province, municipality or autonomous region, describing, with illustrations, the outstanding characteristics of each area from different perspectives.
Ningxia: A Land Blessed by the Yellow River The Ningxia Hui Autonomous Regions is situated in the northwest of China. The Yellow River, running across nearly 400 km in the region, supplies 4 billion cubic meters of water annually for irrigation. Ningxia since ancient times has been famed for its rich natural and cultural resources endowed by the Yellow River. Ningxia is one of the five provincial-level autonomous regions in China. Thirty-five percent of its population of 5.87 million is of the Hui Ethnic Group. In the region, there are mysterious mausoleums of the kings of Western Xia, the cliff paintings of Helan Mountains, the Shuidonggou historical ruins, the ancient Great Wall and other historical sights and places of interest, which all witnessed the long history of Ningxia. The book mainly presents the customs of the Hui Ethnic Group. Besides, it also introduces Ningxia's past and present to the readers.
Table of Contents
Paradise of China's Hui People Coming From the Silk Road Three Major Festivals of the Hui People Clothing and Diet Hot-Water Kettle,“Major”and“Minor”Ablutions Mosques in Ningxia The Jew's Harp,Hua'er and Whshu Prominent Hui Figure The Mystery of the Ancient Kingdom of Western Xia Dangxing Qjang and Western Xia Li Yuanhao,Fouunder of the Western Xia Dynasty Mystery of Western Xia Language and the Xia-Han Dictionary Western Xia Tombs-Eastern Pyramids Western Xia Customs Western Xia Studies Ancient Rock Paintings in Helan Mountains Area With the Densest Distribuiton of Rock Paintings Prehistoric Art Carved on Stones Recaptuing Life in Remote Antiquity A Treasure House of Creatvity in Ancient Times Non-Offcial World Heritage Human Information Awaiting Study A Land Enriched by the Yellow River Appendix