Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020, Page: 30-32
Reindeer Culture in the Last Quarter of the Moon
Ying Jiang, English Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, China
Received: Feb. 10, 2020;       Accepted: Feb. 21, 2020;       Published: Feb. 28, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200801.15      View  337      Downloads  168
Abstract
The Last Quarter of the Moon is the first novel in China to describe the living conditions of the Ewenki people over a century. As an ancient nomadic hunting nationality, the Ewenkis lived a reindeer-leading life and gradually formed the original ethnic minority culture in the deep mountains and dense forests of the Greater Xing’an Mountains. Reindeer culture is a typical representative of it, which not only reflects the daily production and life of the Ewenki people, forms a unique spiritual culture, but also condenses the sincere emotion of the Ewenki in harmony with nature. This text sorts out contents reflecting the reindeer culture in the work through textual reading. It is divided into daily life, including clothing, food, shelter, and transportation; spiritual life, including religious beliefs and art; and the theme of the work embodied by the reindeer. Finally, this article reveals the cultural connotation of reindeer culture for the Ewenki people, and the novel’s deep thinking on the integration of primitive ecological civilization and modern civilization.
Keywords
The Last Quarter of the Moon, Reindeer, Culture
To cite this article
Ying Jiang, Reindeer Culture in the Last Quarter of the Moon, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 30-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20200801.15
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