Spectacle and sacrifice the ritual foundations of village life in North China (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Spectacle and sacrifice the ritual foundations of village life in North China

Author: David George Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Asia Center Distributed by Harvard University Press 2009.
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the ritual world of a group of rural settlements in Shanxi province in pre-1949 North China. The great festivals were their supreme collective achievements, carried out virtually  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David George Johnson
ISBN: 0674033043 9780674033047
OCLC Number: 1088129756
Awards: Nominated for John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History 2010
Nominated for Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing 2010
Nominated for Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion 2010
Nominated for Joseph Levenson Book Prize 2011
Description: xiv, 390 p. ill., maps 24 cm
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs.
Responsibility: David Johnson.

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Mainstream culture has traditionally ignored ordinary Chinese farmers, viewing them as simple, ignorant, and incapable of performing complex cultural activities. The rural festivals displayed by Read more...

 
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