The Yao: The Mien and Mun Yao in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand
The Yao, a non-Han minority moved many centuries ago from the Yang Tse basin to southern China, Northern Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Their strong Taoist beliefs, seen in their magnificent paintings, helped them survive as a society with strong tradition
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