FIRST MAN

浙江缙云黄帝祭祀大典

The World of Chinese - - Contents - TEXT BY HATTY LIU PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY GOPA BISWAS CAE­SAR (毕生花

He's sup­posed to have been the first leader to unify China, and em­per­ors of ev­ery dy­nasty have claimed to be his de­scen­dants—no, not Qin Shi Huang, but the leg­endary Yel­low Em­peror, who also in­vented herd­ing and achieved im­mor­tal­ity. To­day, he sym­bol­izes a shared cul­tural her­itage for China and the Chi­nese di­as­pora, and his “de­scen­dants” gather ev­ery year in noisy cel­e­bra­tion of their mul­ti­tal­ented pa­tri­arch

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