Religious System of China, Volume 2

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 492 pages
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The ancient forms, evolution, history and present aspect, manners, customs and social institutions connected with the religious system of China. This volume contains Part III (The Grave, first half) of Book I (Disposal of the Dead). Contents: Genesis of the grave; Grave as the dwelling of the soul; Placing food and drink in the grave - sacrificing on the tombs - grave altars and grave temples; Placing valuables, requisites of life, animals etc. in the grave; Concerning large tombs, big Tumuli, and grave trees; On mourning customs; Fasting for the dead; Reaction against the waste of wealth in burying the dead; Concerning the sacrifice of human beings at burials, and usages connected therewith.

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