Great Ethnic Song and Dance Epic
Zhangjiajie·Charming Western Hunan
序 ·火 鼓
People here can not live without the fire and drum. Inspired by the strong drumbeat and the heat of fire, they are passionate, imaginative, brave and strong.
Chapter 1 Romantic Western Hunan
The Border Town·Emerald
The Border Town was a representative work of Shen Congwen, a Modernistic famous writer of China. This work vividly presented a emotional story among three people—Emerald、Tianbao、Nuosong，which would have purely deduced the humanity truth in natural mountain.
Yao Ethnic·Climbing For Love
In Western Hunan, the boys of the Yao minority have their own style of chasing girls. They express their love by singing and dancing, and the girl’s choice rests on how the boy climbs the stairs.
Bai Ethnic·A Lamp stand on the Mulberry Tree
Sangzhi Folk Songs of Zhangjiajie are the National Intangible Cultural Heritage. Among them，A Lamp stand on the Mulberry Tree, is regarded as the sweetest love song in the world.
Chapter 2 Mysterious Western Hunan
As a vestige of remote antiquity, The Hairy Men is called “ a living fossil of primitive drama”. In Tujia culture, The Hairy Men is performed to express ancestor worship, the eagerness for harvest and the staged crazy obsession to reproduce.
Song of Great Wizard·the Mask of God
Song of the Great Wizard is a glorious Tujia epic. It has specifically described Tujia from different aspects, from the origin, multiply, living, war and migration to the geography, philosophy, etc.
Chapter 3 Happy Western Hunan
The Big Carnival
All the local people in western Hunan are quite hospitable. They all drink, sing, and happily dance with visitors at dining-tables set in rows. The festival is also named the Chinese Carnival.
9th, July of Chinese calendar is a special day of Tujia. It is named as eastern Valentine’s day. In this day, boys and girls of Tujia are all neatly dressed. They express their love by singing sonorously; it is like the sound of nature, reaching the cloud and also into hearts of lovers.
Tears of Marriage
The bride in Tujia and Miao keep crying for a month before get married. They cry for leaving the motherland; also they cry to thank their parents for bring them up; they cry for the good times spending with their brothers and sisters.
Chapter 4 Passionate Western Hunan
Heroes Return Home
“The Walking dead” is one of the three old mysteries of Western Hunan. In ancient times, it was difficult to transport back home the coffins of heroes who died abroad. So the Wizards made the corpses walk back home and be buried. This is called “The walking dead”. In 1900, General Luo Rongguang led troops in Dagu to keep out the eight-power allied forces when he was 67 years old…
Epilogue Charming Western Hunan
If romance is the great natural endowment of Western Hunan , mystery is the trait of Western Hunan, happiness is the natural instincts of Western Hunan, passion will be the spiritual wealth. All of these consist of all flavor of Zhangjiajie and Charming Western Hunan.
Epilogue Love Song of Zhangjiajie
In Zhangjiajie, there are many love songs. Lovers sing songs loudly to each other, in direct and simple ways.