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Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China - 88 edition

Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China (ISBN10: 0520071298; ISBN13: 9780520071292)
ISBN13: 978-0520071292
ISBN10: 0520071298

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ISBN13: 978-0520060814
ISBN10: 0520060814

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 bo
th anthropologists and historians, furthers this important discussion by examining the role of death rituals in the unification of Chinese culture.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 88
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 11/01/1990
International: No

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