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Sanctity and self-inflicted violence in Chinese religions, 1500-1700

Author: Jimmy Yu
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jimmy Yu reveals that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, self-inflicted violence was an essential and sanctioned part of Chinese culture. He examines a wide range of practices, including  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Yu
ISBN: 9780199844883 0199844887 9780199844906 0199844909 9780199844890 0199844895
OCLC Number: 796920448
Description: xiv, 272 s
Contents: List of illustrations ; Acknowledgement ; A Note on Dynasties and Reigns ; Introduction ; 1. A Culture in Flux: Historical Background ; 2. Embodying the Text through Blood Writing ; 3. Nourishing the Parent with One's Own Flesh ; 4. Chaste Widows as Entertainment and Revenants ; 5. Exposing and Burning the Body for Rain ; 6. Conclusion ; Character Glossary ; Abbreviations and Conventions ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Jimmy Yu

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this is an important and original study that should be widely read by students of Chinese culture and society. * Wilt L. Idema, Comptes Rendus *

 
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