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The Resource Building temples in China : memories, tourism, and identities, Selina Ching Chan and Graeme Lang

Building temples in China : memories, tourism, and identities, Selina Ching Chan and Graeme Lang

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Building temples in China : memories, tourism, and identities
Title
Building temples in China
Title remainder
memories, tourism, and identities
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Selina Ching Chan and Graeme Lang
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eng
Summary
Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by the locals have been well-analysed. However, there is a gap in the literature when it comes to understanding religious revivals that were instead led by local governments. This book examines the revival of worship of the Chinese Deity Huang Daxian and the building of many new temples to the god in mainland China over the last 20 years. It analyses the role of local governments in initiating temple construction projects in China, and how development-oriented temple-building activities in Mainland China reveal the forces of transnational ties, capital, markets and identities, as temples were built with the hope of developing tourism, boosting the local economy, and enhancing Chinese identities for Hong Kong worshippers and Taiwanese in response to the reunification of Hong Kong to China. Including chapters on local religious memory awakening, pilgrimage as a form of tourism, women temple managers, entrepreneurialism and the religious economy, and based on extensive fieldwork, Chan and Lang have produced a truly interdisciplinary follow up to The Rise of a Refugee God which will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese religion, Chinese culture, Asian anthropology, cultural heritage and Daoism alike. --Provided by publisher
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Chan, Selina Ching
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299.5/14350951
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1942.85.W65
LC item number
C43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Lang, Graeme
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Anthropology of Asia series
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  • Wong Tai Sin (Taoist deity)
  • Taoism
  • Taoism
  • China
  • Temples
  • Religion
  • Taoism
  • Temples
  • Wong Tai Sin (Taoist deity)
  • China
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Building temples in China : memories, tourism, and identities, Selina Ching Chan and Graeme Lang
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1: Building Temples in China: Memories, Tourists and Identities -- Chapter 2: History of the worship of Huang Daxian -- Chapter 3: Making Religious Places: Memories and Transnational Ties -- Chapter 4: Heritage and Temples: Authenticity, Tourists, and Pilgrims -- Chapter 5: Two Grand Temples in Jinhua -- Chapter 6: A Female Temple Manager and the Popularization of a Temple -- Chapter 7: A Popular Temple in Guangzhou Built and Managed by a Secular Entrepreneur -- Chapter 8: Conclusion -- Appendix: The Lives of a Saint: Compiling Stories about Huang Chuping
Control code
889666362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780415642248
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014022490
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
System control number
(OCoLC)889666362
Label
Building temples in China : memories, tourism, and identities, Selina Ching Chan and Graeme Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1: Building Temples in China: Memories, Tourists and Identities -- Chapter 2: History of the worship of Huang Daxian -- Chapter 3: Making Religious Places: Memories and Transnational Ties -- Chapter 4: Heritage and Temples: Authenticity, Tourists, and Pilgrims -- Chapter 5: Two Grand Temples in Jinhua -- Chapter 6: A Female Temple Manager and the Popularization of a Temple -- Chapter 7: A Popular Temple in Guangzhou Built and Managed by a Secular Entrepreneur -- Chapter 8: Conclusion -- Appendix: The Lives of a Saint: Compiling Stories about Huang Chuping
Control code
889666362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 178 pages
Isbn
9780415642248
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014022490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889666362

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