The dragon boat festival on the Hupeh-Hunan Plain, central China
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The dragon boat festival on the Hupeh-Hunan Plain, central China a study in the ceremonialism of the transplantation of rice by GoМ€ran Aijmer

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Published in Stockholm .
Written in English



  • Yangyze Valley.


  • Dragon boat festival,
  • Rice -- Folklore.),
  • Yangyze Valley.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Goran Aijmer.
SeriesStockholm. Ethnographical Museum of Sweden. Monograph series, publication, no. 9
LC ClassificationsGT4883.A3 Y3
The Physical Object
Pagination135 p.
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5968106M
LC Control Number65068973

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