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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2019, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.19115.

The Time Interval of Return of Social Gifts of Yi Nationality in Liangshan



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Southwest Institute of Nationalities, Southwest University for Nationalities, Chengdu, Sichuan 610000, China


The time interval of gifts varies according to the type of exchange. In Liangshan Yi society, "Kabba" presents the characteristics of immediate return, while "Lypu" buries the time interval of return in a voluntary exchange, and the time interval of return of "Lolyt" is influenced by the principle of return. Thus, the existence of the return time interval is not because of the negation of the transaction, nor the condition for the return of interest. It is only affected by the principles and cultural concepts of different exchange types.


Gift, Liangshan Yi, Return Time

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Jikequri. The Time Interval of Return of Social Gifts of Yi Nationality in Liangshan.  International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2019) Vol.3, Num.1: 99-103.


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