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Chinese ancestor worship : a practice and ritual oriented approach to understanding Chinese culture

Author: William Lakos
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
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This book is a new approach to how we in the West understand China and Chinese culture. It challenges the master narrative of Confucianism and shows that ancestor worship has underpinned Chinese culture in many influential and vital ways and provides a nuanced and more efficacious paradigm through which Chinese culture may be viewed. It is an exposition and analysis of Chinese ancestor worship and its correlations,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lakos, William.
Chinese ancestor worship.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars publishing, 2010
(OCoLC)764508879
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Lakos
ISBN: 9781443824958 144382495X
OCLC Number: 666718215
Description: viii, 147 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : a new approach to understanding Chinese culture --
Watching the ancestors --
Mind-ing the ancestors --
Living with the ancestors : filial piety --
Two concepts of ritual and two understandings of li --
Challenging the master narrative : Confucianism-as-Chinese-culture --
Conclusion and consequences.
Other Titles: Practice and ritual oriented approach to understanding Chinese culture
Responsibility: by William Lakos.
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