The Tomb-Sweeping Day

By Li Song

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 these are vividly presented in the book. (Series: Chinese Festival Culture) [Subject: Anthropology, Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies]

Publication Date: 2/28/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781844644360

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