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Author Song, Li, author

Title The Tomb-Sweeping Day
Published Reading : Paths International Ltd, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (175 pages) : illustrations
Series China Festival Culture Series
China festival culture series.
Contents Cover; Preface; Contents; Chapter One: Origin; 1: The Shangsi Festival; 2: The Hanshi Festival; 3: Ancestor Worship; 4: Solar Nodes or Terms; 5: The Qingming Festival; Chapter Two: Dissemination; 1: Mainland China; 2: Hong Kong and Taiwan; 3: Overseas Chinese Communities; Chapter Three: Customs; 1: Tomb Sweeping and Ancestor Worshipping; 2: Go for an Outing in Early Spring; 3: Food; Chapter Four: Distinctive Festive Places; 1: Shaanxi Province: Qingming Public Memorial; 2: National Minorities Celebrate Qingming; 3: Waterland in Northern Jiangsu Province: Regatta; Postscript
Summary In China, 'The Tomb-Sweeping Day' is a festival commemorating the ancestors and making sacrifices to gods and saints. This book - written as an English-Chinese bilingual text - introduces the origin, inheritance, traditions, and varied forms of this festival. As a festival that represents respect, its cultural distinction deserves to be highlighted. 'The Tomb-Sweeping Day' is seen as a significant component of Confucianism, showing the filialness and loyalty of Chinese people. Many folk tales and legends of sagacious heroes are the prototype of the sacred ceremonies during the festival, and th
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Subject Holidays -- China.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1844644375 (electronic bk.)
9781844644377 (electronic bk.)