Here is a link to the video of my recent presentation entitled <Right Bank of the Argun — in 14 (Transliterated) Evenki Words>. <Right Bank of the Argun> is the literal translation of Chi Zijian’s novel <额尔古纳河右岸> (rendered as Last Quarter of the Moon, by publisher Harvill Secker).
I spoke about the significance of these Evenki words in Evenki culture, particularly as they manifest their animism and relationship with Nature. The Evenki are reindeer herders (formerly) based in the Greater Khingan Mountains in China’s Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia.
The 45-minute video: 1) Offers a scrolling summary of what I am saying, and 2) Allows you to skip ahead if you like!