Manuscripts of the Yao. Part I: Holdings of the Bavarian State Library Munich Cod. Sin. 147 to Cod. Sin. 1045. With contributions by Lucia Obi, Shing Müller, Xaver Götzfried
The Yao, living as minorities in China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, have a vast corpus of religious texts, about one third of which is cataloged and classified in the present book. It is done using scientific classification standards and includes the use of Chinese script. This work is also of importance for the Yao who attach great value to the literalization of their religious texts.
Keywords: Yao manuscripts, manuscripts of Yao, oral literature, literacy and Yao, religious texts of Yao