Popular religion includes some elements of both buddhism and the former imperial cults more of daoism but it is identifiable with none of them it is popular in the sense of being local and true of the china of the han or chinese speaking people where every place had or has its local cults and the festivals peculiar to them. Other chapters are in effect essays on a variety oftopics all having to do with 398 china review international vol 3 no 2 fall 1996 how or indeed whether it makes sense to speak of chinese culture more concretely feuchtwang is interested in rethinking the relations among local religion the imperial state and liturgical daoism. Get this from a library the imperial metaphor popular religion in china stephan feuchtwang a basic fact of chinese social life and history is the institution of territorial cults and their festivals they are highpoints of social life they portray and punctuate a sense of life and death . Download citation on researchgate on nov 1 2002 stephan feuchtwang and others published popular religion in china the imperial metaphor. Popular religion in china the imperial metaphor by stephen feuchtwang i read as several chapters were on the suggested reading list for this weeks class it was actually the only book on there i had not previously heard of but thats probably because its author came from an english anthropological background
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