Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

The Nuosu Book of Origins

https://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/BENNUO.html

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The Nuosu people, who were once overlords of vast tracts of farmland and forest in the uplands of southern Sichuan and neighboring provinces, are the largest division of the Yi ethnic group in southwest China. Their creation epic plots the origins of the cosmos, the sky and earth, and the living beings of land and water. This translation is a rare example in English of Indigenous ethnic literature from China.

Translated by Mark Bender and Aku Wuwu

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