Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore

1st Edition

Tong Chee Kiong

Routledge
Published August 1, 2012
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415646604 - CAT# Y143291
Series: Anthropology of Asia

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Summary

Through a cultural analysis of the symbols of death - flesh, blood, bones, souls, time numbers, food and money - Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore throws light upon the Chinese perception of death and how they cope with its eventuality. In the seeming mass of religious rituals and beliefs, it suggests that there is an underlying logic to the rituals. This in turn leads Kiong to examine the interrelationship between death and the socioeconomic value system of China as a whole.

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