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China’s Mountain Shamans Losing Magic Due to Migration

China’s Mountain Shamans Losing Magic Due to Migration

A Chinese shaman resplendent in a dark suit and green cloth hat thumbed yellowing pages said to predict the future — but mass migration to cities means the prospects for his own profession look bleak.
“To see a spirit, you have to practise the ancient rituals,” said Zhao Fucheng, 74, who claims he communicates with the spirit world from his wooden hut in southwestern Guangxi province.

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