Religion and Ritual in Chinese Society

Arthur P. Wolf


宗教 人类学 海外中国研究 民间信仰 anthropology


Stanford University Press

An outstanding compendium of fourteen papers, almost exclusively based on recent anthropological field research in Hong Kong and Taiwan on the diverse Confucian, Buddhist, and Taoist beliefs and practices of the Chinese peasant ... This collection is of great value in explicating the structure of the supernatural world as seen by the Chinese peasant, its similarity to the formal imperial bureaucracy, and the effect of economic conditions on the carrying out of related practices.'Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies This volume examines aspects of religion and ritual in China. Various topics are covered including the sociology of Chinese religion, religion and ritual in Lukang, religious organization in the history of a Taiwanese town, and village alliance temples in Hong Kong.