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date: 22 January 2020

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This chapter introduces the poetry of Aku Wuwu (aka Luo Qingchun), a member of the Yi ethnic minority group in ethnically diverse southwest China. His experiences growing up in the Liangshan Mountains of southern Sichuan have deeply marked his work and shaped his academic career. The chapter explores his use of imagery of traditional and contemporary Yi culture and the natural and human-manipulated environment in his work. His stress on “mother tongue” writing in the Nuosu dialect of Yi and the positioning of himself as a cultural hybrid are major aspects of his theoretical approach. His bilingual corpus of poetry (Nuosu and Han languages) and critical works provide insight into key issues in ethnic minority writing in China today.

Keywords: Yi, Nuosu, Aku Wuwu, Liangshan, minzu, bimo

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