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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Table of Contents:
  • The structure of Chinese funerary rites: elementary forms, ritual sequence, and the primacy of performance / James L. Watson
  • A historian's approach to Chinese death ritual / Evelyn S. Rawski
  • Funerals in North China: uniformity and variation / Susan Naquin
  • Death, food, and fertility / Stuart E. Thompson
  • Funeral specialists in Cantonese society: pollution, performance, and social hierarchy / James L. Watson
  • Grieving for the dead, grieving for the living: funeral laments of Hakka women / Elizabeth L. Johnson
  • Gender and ideological differences in representations of life and death / Emily Martin
  • Souls and salvation: conflicting themes in Chinese popular religion / Myron L. Cohen
  • Remembering the dead: graves and politics in Southeastern China / Rubie S. Watson
  • The imperial way of death: Ming and Ch'ing emperors and death ritual / Evelyn S. Rawski
  • Mao's remains / Frederic Wakeman, Jr.
  • Death in the People's Republic of China / Martin K. Whyte.