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Title Invisible population : the place of the dead in East Asian megacities / [edited by] Natacha Aveline-Dubach
Published Lanham : Lexington Books, c2012
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 223 p., [6] p. of plates )
Contents INVISIBLE POPULATION; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Chapter 1: Creative Destruction-The Shattering of the Family Grave System in Japan; Retrospect on the Origins of the Funeral Industry in Japan; Restructuring of the Stakeholder System; The Outlook for the Funeral Industry; Conclusion; Chapter 2: The Experience of Death in Japan's Urban Societies; Introduction; The Main Stages of the Traditional Ceremony; The Evolution of Funerals in Urban Societies; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Emerging Burial Spaces and Rituals in Urban Japan
Chapter 6: Traditional Funerary Rites Facing Urban Explosion in GuangzhouIntroduction; The Evolution of Funerary Rites Since the Imperial Era; Funerary Rites in the Contemporary China, the Example of Panyu District; The New Policy On Graves; Conclusion; Chapter 7: Cremation's Success in Korea: Old Beliefs and Renewed Social Distinctions; Cremation and Burial: Successive Debates Throughout Korean History; Choosing Cremation and the Type of Grave; Conclusion; Chapter 8: Funerary Sites in Seoul: A History Marked by Colonial Experience; Changes in Funerary Site and Grave Regulations
New Religious Institutions Set Out to Conquer Funerary AffairsTailor-Made Grave Systems; Graveless Burial Systems; Conclusion; Chapter 4: The Revival of the Funeral Industry in Shanghai: A Model for China; The Rise and Fall of Shanghai's Funeral Industry; The Revival of the Funeral Industry Under Close Supervision; New Challenges for Deathspaces; Conclusion; Chapter 5: Dealing with the Dead: Funerary Rites in Contemporary Shanghai; Funeral Reform in Shanghai; Funerary Sites: Restricted Spaces; Survival and Reorganising of Traditional Practices; Conclusion
The Creation of Cemeteries and Construction of Crematoria in SeoulEvolution in Mortuary Spaces and Facilities After Independence; Conclusion; Chapter 9: Overview of Korea's Funeral Industry; The Importance of Funeral Services; Changes in Burial Systems; Bright Future for South Korea's Funeral Industry; Conclusion; Conclusion; About the Authors; Index
Summary "Provides new information on funerary practices in East Asia's largest cities in which spatial constraints and the secularization of lifestyles are driving innovation. It reveals common trends in Japan, China and Korea, and addresses emerging challenges such as urban sustainability and growing social inequities."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject City and town life -- East Asia -- History -- 20th century
City and town life -- East Asia -- History -- 21st century
Death care industry -- Social aspects -- East Asia -- History -- 20th century
Death care industry -- Social aspects -- East Asia -- History -- 21st century
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- East Asia -- History -- 20th century
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- East Asia -- History -- 21st century
City and town life.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Death & Dying.
East Asia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Aveline-Dubach, Natacha.
LC no. 2021678748
ISBN 0739171453