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The cult of the fox : power, gender, and popular religion in late imperial and modern China

Author: Xiaofei Kang
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
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"For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of the Chinese population and appealed to a wide range of social classes. Deemed illicit by imperial rulers and clerics and officially banned by republican and communist leaders, the fox cult has managed to survive and flourish in individual homes and community shrines throughout northern China. In this new work, the first to examine  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaofei Kang
ISBN: 0231133383 9780231133388 0231508220 9780231508223
OCLC Number: 57731049
Description: xiii, 269 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Map : the Chinese empire in the early twentieth century --
1. Foxes in early Chinese tradition --
2. Huxian and the spread of the fox cult --
3. Foxes and domestic worship --
4. Foxes and spirit mediums --
5. Foxes and local cults --
6. Fox spirits and officials.
Responsibility: Xiaofei Kang.

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For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of Chinese population and appealed to a range of social classes. This book explores the manifold meanings of the fox  Read more...

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The Cult of the Fox is bound to be the definitive work on the subject. -- Gerald Vinten Reviews in Religion and Theology Vol. 14 Issue 2 Kang has indeed given us a superb study of the fox cult in Read more...

 
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