A Shaman’s Tale: Oumuyounuo vs. Official TV Culture

Great Reunion of All the Nations (Ye Qianyu, 1953)

Illustration: Ye Qianyu, Reunion of all the (minority) nations, 1953, watercolor: Mao and Zhou Enlai are the invited guests. Around them are 41 figures each dressed in different minority garb, all lifting libation cups in salute of the birth of the New China (and its architects, who are the honored guests. From the North (= West, mainly) are reprentatives of the Uighur, Tibetan, Mongol, Korean. and Kazakh peoples: from the South come the Yi (!!!!) , Miao, Yao, and Tong….

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