Temples of the Empress of Heaven

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Religion - 80 pages
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The Empress of Heaven is one of the most important deities of South-east China, renowned for her control of water and her willingness to help those in distress. This book explores contemporary Chinese religious life by looking at many aspects of the cult of the Empress. It examines the decoration of her temples, common practices of everyday devotion, and the special traditions seen at her festivals.

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Contents

Temple Construction and Form
15
Temple Management and Use
41
Festivals
51
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