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Death ritual in late imperial and modern China
AuthorWatson, James L.
Rawski, Evelyn Sakakida
Joint Committee on Chinese Studies (U.S.)
Pub. LocationBerkeleyPublisherUniversity of California Press
Date1988Phys. Desc.xv, 334 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
LocationReading RoomCall NumberGT3283.D43 1988
Edited by James L. Watson, Evelyn S. Rawski.
Revised versions of papers presented at a conference held at the Sun Space Ranch Conference Center in Oracle, Ariz., Jan. 2-7, 1985 and sponsored by the Joint Committee on Chinese Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Keywords: Structure of Chinese funerary rites; historian's approach; funerals in North China, death, food and fertility; funeral specialists in Cantonese society, social hierarchy; grief and grieving, laments of Hakka women, gender/ideological differences in representations of life and death; conflicting themes in Chinese popular religion; graves in Southeastern China; Ming and Qing Emperors and death ritual. Mao's remains, death in the PRC.
Subject(s)Funeral rites and ceremonies--China
Funeral customs--China
Death in popular culture--China
SeriesStudies on China ; 8
Rec. TypeBook (Proceedings)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #960