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Author Scott, Janet Lee, 1945- author

Title For Gods, ghosts and ancestors : the Chinese tradition of paper offerings / Janet Lee Scott
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (311 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations
Series Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series
Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series.
Contents Introduction; 1. The Practices of Paper Burning; 2. Individual Workship and Personal Concerns; 3. Gratitude to the Gods, Charity for the Ghosts; 4. Remembering the Ancestors; 5. The World of Shops and Customers; 6. Learning the Trade, Learning to Craft; 7. Colors, Sounds, and Symbols: The Making of an Auspicious Object; 8. Customers and Customs; 9. Life in Paper; Notes ; Glossary; References Cited; Index
Summary Throughout For Gods, Ghosts and Ancestors, paper offerings are presented as a vibrant and living tradition expressing worshippers' respect and gratitude for the gods, as well as love and concern for departed family members
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-291) and index
Notes Print version record
In HKU Press digital editions
Subject Ancestor worship -- China -- Hong Kong.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- China -- Hong Kong.
Paper work -- China -- Hong Kong.
Rites and ceremonies -- China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9622098274 (paperback)
9789622098275 (paperback)
9789882200524 (electronic bk.)
9882200524 (electronic bk.)