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The Taboo Change Comparison Between Hawaii and Hainan Islands

Jiaquan Wang


A comparison of taboos between aboriginal peoples in Hawaii and Hainan islands reveals that significant changes have taken place in the taboos of gender, diet, religious rituals and behaviors in Hawaii, while the taboos of Li nationality in Hainan remain relatively intact. The tourist to Hainan should be protected and respected by tourists.


Hawaii; Hainan; Aboriginal peoples; Taboos; Comparison

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i35.12531