Popular religion includes some elements of both buddhism and the former imperial cults more of daoism but it is identifiable with none of them it is popular in the sense of being local and true of the china of the han or chinese speaking people where every place had or has its local cults and the festivals peculiar to them. Get this from a library the imperial metaphor popular religion in china stephan feuchtwang a basic fact of chinese social life and history is the institution of territorial cults and their festivals they are highpoints of social life they portray and punctuate a sense of life and death . Since the resurgence of popular religious practices in rural china began in the early 1980s there have been a large number of discussions as well as studies pro duced to explain this social . Popular religion in china the imperial metaphor by stephen feuchtwang i read as several chapters were on the suggested reading list for this weeks class it was actually the only book on there i had not previously heard of but thats probably because its author came from an english anthropological background. Abebookscom popular religion in china the imperial metaphor 9780700714216 by stephan feuchtwang and a great selection of similar new used and collectible books available now at great prices
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