Historical photos of 56 nations in China (Part I)

Updated: 2015-05-04 07:00

By Yu Xiaoou(Chinaculture.org)

Historical photos of 56 nations in China (Part I)

A photo of Korean children on the swing, taken by Huang Yonglin in 1964. [Photo/ China Photographers Association]

Korean (Chosen) ethnic group

The area inhabited by the Chosen people (Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang) is abundant in various resources. Among the main products are rice, timber, beef, precious herbs and flue-cured tobacco. The Yanbian Prefecture is developing especially rapidly. Rice and millet are the Chaoxian people's staple foods. To these they add piccalilli or spiced pickled vegetables, which are indispensable to their everyday meals.

People from the Chosen ethnic group are famous for their expertise at singing and dancing. After laboring or during festivals, girls in colorful dresses dance with the long drum and fans, and boys dance with a knife. For sports and other activities, men are interested in wrestling and football while women prefer swinging.