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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700706037
ISBN-10: 0700706038
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Curzon Press Ltd
Publisher: Curzon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tong Chee Kiong

Tong Chee Kiong teaches in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.

Books By Author Tong Chee Kiong

Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore by Tong Chee Kiong

Chinese Death Rituals in Singapore

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