China Comment Ann McBride Norton sends us an audio postcard from China. It's from the Yunnan province, where she encounters the last of the Dongbas, priests for the ancient animist religion of the Naxi people, an ethnic minority living in the Yunnan. There are only two men left. Both are in their 80s and know the pictographic language of the Naxi culture. They spend their days translating the language, and are looking to train students so as to preserve the language after they die.

China Comment

China Comment

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Ann McBride Norton sends us an audio postcard from China. It's from the Yunnan province, where she encounters the last of the Dongbas, priests for the ancient animist religion of the Naxi people, an ethnic minority living in the Yunnan. There are only two men left. Both are in their 80s and know the pictographic language of the Naxi culture. They spend their days translating the language, and are looking to train students so as to preserve the language after they die.

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