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Orientalisms

           The collection Orientalisms wants to put in the hands of the readers important texts to understand the society and culture of China and the other countries of the East. Combining forgotten texts that have never been translated into Spanish with others that will be published as a scoop and reprints of out-of-print books, we intend to turn it into a meeting space that acquires its own protagonism in the knowledge of Eastern cultures. A multidisciplinary space in which classics of sinology, previously not available in our language, join hands with new contributions to the knowledge of the East.
This vocation for dissemination will allow it to cover a wide range of subjects (excluding narrative), formats and countries..

 

The Jinuo of Yunnan - China's last but one matriarchy
Author: Pedro Ceinos-Arcones
Pags: 140
Year: 2019

Hidden in the tropical mountains of China’s southern border lives one of the most interesting Chinese minorities: The Jino nationality. With a population of only 21,000 people they are one of the less known ethnic groups in China, who in the past were often confused with the surrounding minorities. The study of their culture started only in the last decades of the 20th century and showed the world an ethnic group characterized for the strength with which they preserved their matriarchal tendencies and their surprising adaptability to their tropical environment. The shadow of their former matriarchy, and of their goddesses, was found everywhere in the Jino life and culture, as a giant umbrella that covered their main activities, especially prominent in their myths and legends, as well as in the spiritual life that directed their everyday activities: farming and hunting, house building, village ceremonies and rituals performed by their main religious specialists.


  Manual of the Chinese Superstitions.
Author: Henry Doré
Pagas: 138
Year: 2019

                The 18 volumes of Henry Doré's "Chinese Superstitions" are possibly the most detailed study of the religion of the Chinese in its different variants. The extent of the work, and the contempt for those beliefs, normal not only in the pen of the Jesuit priest but also among the elites of China at the time, has made this work almost unknown today. The "Manual of Chinese Superstitions" that we translate here for the first time, condenses in a clear and concise style the most relevant aspects of the monumental work. This direct style, these almost summary descriptions of Chinese customs and folklore make this short booklet an indispensable companion for all those who approach the complex world of Chinese folklore and popular beliefs, and through them the symbolism present in Chinese art and literature. In order to facilitate the identification of the main deities and rituals mentioned in the text to contemporary readers, we have transcribed the Chinese names to the pinyin romanization in current use and added the Chinese characters to the names of the main deities.


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