Friday essay: matrilineal societies exist around the world – it’s time to look beyond the patriarchy

Thirty years ago, I travelled to Lijiang, an ancient city in the northwest of China’s Yunnan province in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas

Lijiang’s old town is a tangle of intersecting waterways, arched stone bridges, and cobbled streets.

  • Camilla Nelson
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Just north of the city – about five hours by road – is Lugu Lake, and …

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