|Teachers and students partaking in the "Dujie" ceremony pose for a group photo, in the Tonglian Village of the Tonglian Yao Township, in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 14, 2014. (Xinhua/Long Tao)|
Pan Wenyi, a 13-year-old boy living in the Tonglian Village of the Tonglian Yao Township, in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, has just come across a 14-day-long intricate "Dujie" Ceremony together with other 11 male peers. The "Dujie" Ceremony, regarded as one of the traditional customs of the Yao ethnic people, is the religious admittance ceremony as well as a must moral education for the young men from the Yao ethnic group. Pan, together with his peers, has successfully undergone this ceremony from Jan.1 including partaking in traditional etiquette lessons, listening to teachers' chanting and climbing up a ladder of knifes, etc. Only after "Dujie" can young men enjoy social rights according to the Yao ethnic group's customs.