This anthropological study explores one of the major manifestations of Chinese popular tradition: the celebration of lunar the New Year. It analyzes a multitude of folk practices within a holistic perspective on Chinese traditional society, crafting a new picture of a world in which the social rhetoric of gender, lineage continuity, and ancestry were challenged by ritual manifestations of iconic symbolism.
|Publisher:||Chinese University Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Goran Aijmer is professor of social anthropology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and is currently associated with the Gothenburg Research Institute.
What People are Saying About This
Göran Aijmer's new book on lunar new year festivities in Central China is by far and away the best available source on this topic in any language. Of particular interest is Aijmer's attention to ancestor worship and the everyday practices associated with the cult of filial piety. The book also breaks new ground by treating leisure as a legitimate subject of research in Chinese late imperial history.