China's Minority Peoples - The Lisus
The Lisu population is 574.8S6. Most of the Lisus now live in Bijiang, Fugong, Gongshan and Lushui counties of Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, and north of Yunnan Province. The rest live together with the Hans, Bais, Yis and Naxis in the neighboring Tengchong and the adjoining area to Sichuan Province.
Sharing a bowl of wine side by side with intimates is a local custom.
Burying her boyfriend with river sand is a popular courting game among the Lisu youths.
A Lisu woman.
The Lisu people are noted for their frank and hospitable personality. Their festivals resemble those of the neighboring Hans, Bais and Nanxis. The New Year's Day is the first day of a lunar year. The Torch and Harvest festivals fall in luna and October respectively.