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Mooncakes and hungry ghosts : festivals of China
AuthorStepanchuk, Carol
Wong, Charles Choy, 1948-
Pub. LocationSan FranciscoPublisherChina Books & Periodicals
Date1991Phys. Desc.xiv, 145 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 21 cm
LocationTBDCall NumberGT4883.A2 S74 1991
Mooncakes and hungry ghosts : festivals of China / Carol Stepanchuk and Charles Wong.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-143).
Spine title: Mooncakes & hungry ghosts.
Festivals of the living. The New Year festival ; The Dragon Boat festival ; The Mid-Autumn festival -- Festivals of the dead. Clear brightness festival ; Feast of the hungry ghosts -- Festivals of romance and compassion, survival and marriage. Festival of the cowherd and the weaving maiden ; Tian Hou, protectress of seafarers ; Double Yang Day ; The rites of matrimony -- Festivals of earth, water, wind, and fire: National minorities of China -- Appendix. The Chinese calendar ; Major birthdays and festivals ; Symbols of celebration ; Setting a table fit for the Gods ; Symbols and images of long life, happiness and good fortune ; Chronology of dynasties
China--Social life and customs
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #323