Death ritual in late imperial and modern China /

During the late imperial era (1500-1911), China, though divided by ethnic, linguistic, and regional differences at least as great as those prevailing in Europe, enjoyed a remarkable solidarity. What held Chinese society together for so many centuries? Some scholars have pointed to the institutional...

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Corporate Author: Joint Committee on Chinese Studies (U.S.)
Other Authors: Watson, James L., Rawski, Evelyn Sakakida.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1988.
Series:Studies on China ; 8.
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Summary:During the late imperial era (1500-1911), China, though divided by ethnic, linguistic, and regional differences at least as great as those prevailing in Europe, enjoyed a remarkable solidarity. What held Chinese society together for so many centuries? Some scholars have pointed to the institutional control over the written word as instrumental in promoting cultural homogenization; others, the manipulation of the performing arts. This volume, comprised of essays by both anthropologists and historians, furthers this important discussion by examining the role of death rituals in the unification of Chinese culture. - Publisher's description.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520910478
0520910478
058510851X
9780585108513