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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051403.

Research on the National Culture of Nishan Shaman


Yue Wang

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Yue Wang

College of History, Bohai University, Jinzhou 121000, China


As an important chapter of Manchu folk literature, the myth of Nishan shaman is widely spread in Northeast Asia in the form of oral communication, which is a myth of the original Manchu shaman culture. It is an important data for the study of the primitive beliefs of the nation of northern China. As a form of folk literature, myth's seemingly fictional plot is likely to be a reflection of real life, and to express or record the original culture of the nation and the ethnic group by the form of myth. The myth contains a large number of early Manchu real life, customs, and beliefs, while restoring the real Manchu shaman rituals through the process of describing the Nishan shaman rituals. This article aims to initially explore the mysterious shaman world through the original shaman belief of the Manchu people in the myth of Nishan shaman.


Nishan shaman, Manchu, Shamanism, Manchu oral culture

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Yue Wang. Research on the National Culture of Nishan Shaman. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 14: 12-16. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051403.


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