Abstract: During Nanzhao Kingdom period, esoteric Buddhism was introduced into Dali area of Yunnan. Struggling with and adapting to the local indigenous religious, absorbing different cultural nutrients from Confucianism, Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Chinese Buddhism etc., Azhali Religion was formed. Nowadays, being a unique esoteric sect, Azhali Religion has a history of over 1000 years. It had a greater impact on the provincial politics, economy, culture and other aspects. Since 20th century, domestic and foreign scholars were widely attracted by Azhali Religion, and many research results appeared. The paper gives an overview of the research progress of Azhali Religion.
A scholarly work analysing the historical documents written in Chinese to express the Bai language.
Abstract: 清代的大理与中原地区一样有过“ 康乾盛世”，政治统一，经济发展，文化繁荣，人丁兴旺。但后期， 政治腐败，经济衰败，发生了以回族领袖杜文秀为首的农民大起义。被镇压后，人口锐减，生产下降，各族人 民生计艰难.
Collection of the texts and a brief analysis of important stone tablets in the Dali region.
Investigation of how Azhali Buddhism entered the Dali area.
A collection of articles written by Zhang Xilu on historic aspects of Bai culture.
Investigation of the naming system of the Nanzhao kings.
Comprehensive coverage of all the pagodas in the Dali region.
Research into early believe of the Bai people.