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Asian Ritual Systems: Syncretisms And Ruptures (Carolina Academic Press Ritual Studies Monographs.) (Carolina Academic Press Ritual Studies Monographs) Andrew Strathern

Asian Ritual Systems: Syncretisms And Ruptures (Carolina Academic Press Ritual Studies Monographs.) (Carolina Academic Press Ritual Studies Monographs)

Andrew Strathern

Published May 31st 2007
ISBN : 9781594601576
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308 pages
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Part of the Ritual Studies Monograph SeriesThis unique set of essays explores the multiple ways in which ritual practices have responded to, or have been a part of, historical and political changes. Particular chapters on China deal with the revivalMorePart of the Ritual Studies Monograph SeriesThis unique set of essays explores the multiple ways in which ritual practices have responded to, or have been a part of, historical and political changes. Particular chapters on China deal with the revival of festivals in Pucheng, Zhejiang Province (Paul Katz)- the Emperor Huizongs musical insignia (Joseph Lam)- music and rituals for Hong Kongs reunion with the Mainland (Yu Siu Wah)- Christianity in nineteenth century South China (Joseph Tse-Hei Lee)- and refusal by Buddhists and Christians to bow to the Emperor (Eric Reinders). Chapters on Taiwan discuss cultural revival movements (Stewart and Strathern)- a Daoist masters performances (Marc Moskowitz)- history in spirit-writing morality books (Philip Clart)- and the cult of a female figure, Wang Yulan, on Jinmen Island (Michael Szonyi). Vesna Wallaces chapter is on transformations in Indian Tantric Buddhism. Throughout, the emphasis in this book is on complex connections between ritual, state politics, and changing senses of local and personal identity.