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Miao Peasant


Miao peasant in Eastern Guizhou Province which remains one of the poorest and most backward in China today (one third of the population live below the national poverty line, 70% are illiterate and 50% of the villages are not accessible by road). Much to the frustration of local authorities the Miao remain largely self-sufficient and show little interest in assimilation with the Han through discarding their cultural identity.