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Remembrance, emulation, imagination : the Chinese and Chinese American Catholic ancestor memorial service
AuthorButcher, Beverly J.
Pub. LocationAnn ArborPublisherUMI Dissertation Information Service
Date1994Phys. Desc.x, 554 p. ; 20 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBV3417.B87 1994
Remembrance, emulation, imagination : the Chinese and Chinese American Catholic ancestor memorial service / Beverly J. Butcher.
Thesis (Ph. D., Folklore & Folklife)--University of Pennsylvania, 1994.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 523-549) and index.
Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Information Service, 1994. 20 cm.

Contents:
1. Nestorians in China: the first period: 635 A.D.-845 A.D. -- 2. Nestorians and Catholics in China: 845-1368. -- 3. European merchants, adventurers: colonizers and missionaries go East, 1495-1583. -- 4. The Jesuits establish missions in mainland China: 1580-1610. – 5. Catholic missions in mainland China: 1610-1722. -- 5. The Chinese Rites controversy: a question of method? 1643-1842. -- 7. The Twentieth Century: the Church reevaluates the 1742 bull Ex quo singulari. – 8. The evolution of the performance of the Chinese and Chinese American Catholic ancestor memorial service. 9. The ancestor memorial service flourishes throughout the United States. 10. Conclusion: a sacred and universal ceremony?
Appendices: I. Sample cover letter and survey. II. Initial interview questionnaire. III Ancestor memorial liturgies. IV. 1983 Hsin Chu, Taiwan funerary narrative.

Subject(s)Chinese rites
Memorial rites and ceremonies--China
Ancestor worship--Christianity
Christianity--China--History
Funeral rites and ceremonies, Roman Catholic--China
Funeral rites and ceremonies--Christianity
Jesuits--Missions--China--History--17th-18th centuries--Views on Chinese rites
Chinese Rites controversy
Ancestor worship--Christianity--Liturgy--Chinese
Rec. TypeThesis/DissertationLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #5024
OCLC33035423