Biographical Note: born and raised in Manao village (玛瑙村), Kala Township, Muli Tibetan Autonomous County, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China. Son of a traditional ritual priest of the Lizu people, himself a professional priest; also self-studied medicine and worked for some time in Kala Township (Muli County) as a doctor. Additional information: Main language consultant of Katia Chirkova since 2008. Ethnicity: Lizu Tibetan. Education level: elementary school. Languages: Lizu (ISO639-3:ers), ʃæ⁵⁵tɕʰo⁵⁵pæ⁵¹ 'Eastern dialect' variety; Chinese, Mandarin (ISO639-3:cmn) Southwestern Mandarin (SWM), bilingual in Lizu and SWM; Pumi, Northern (ISO639-3:pmi) advanced level; Tibetan, Khams (ISO639-3:khg) some knowledge of Tibetan: written and spoken.