The lisu far from the ruler michele zack on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this book brings the ironic worldview of the lisu to life through vivid often amusing accounts of individuals. University press of colorado the lisu the lisu far from the ruler by michele zack buy now member institution access a real triumph the lisu should be proud to have michele zack a keen observer with an unfailing eye for the revelatory image or event to chronicle their amazing history and culture the lisu reputation for independence . The lisu far from the ruler brings the ironic worldview of the lisu to life through vivid often amusing accounts of individuals communities regions and practices one of the smallest and last groups of stateless people and the most egalitarian of all southeast asian highland minorities the . Some lisu have adopted successful new urban occupations in business and politics while most continue to live as agriculturists far from the ruler the cohesiveness of lisu culture has always been mysterious they reject hierarchical political organization and traditionally had no writing system yet their culture provides a particular skillset . The lisu far from the ruler by award winning journalist and historian michele zack documents 30 years of globalization for this hill dwelling ethnic group whose name in china means those who have come down from the roof of the world a possible reference to the eastern tibetan plateau
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