The Kam are still essentially a 'hidden people' - very little has been published in English about them. This book aims to fill a gap in the English literature, by providing a comprehensive introduction to Kam culture. The conclusion looks to the future for the Kam people and their culture.
List of illustrations Acknowledgements About the Authors Foreword Yang Zhengyin Foreword Jerold Edmondson Foreword Colin Mackerras Preface Political Map Chapter 1. History Chapter 2. Language Chapter 3. Environment Chapter 4. Society and Politics Chapter 5. Family Chapter 6. Daily Life Chapter 7. Religion Chapter 8. Festivals Chapter 9. Oral and Written Literature Chapter 10. Singing Conclusion: Turning Nineteen Notes Glossary Bibliography Index