The Ghost Festival in Medieval China

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Princeton University Press, 1996 - 275 頁
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Largely unstudied until now, the religious festivals that attracted Chinese people from all walks of life provide the most instructive examples of the interaction between Chinese forms of social life and the Indian tradition of Buddhism. Stephen Teiser examines one of the most important of such annual celebrations. He provides a comprehensive interpretation of the festivities of the seventh lunar month, in which laypeople presented offerings to Buddhist monks to gain salvation for their ancestors. Teiser uncovers a wide range of sources, many translated or analyzed for the first time in any language, to demonstrate how the symbolism, rituals, and mythology of the ghost festival pervaded the social landscape of medieval China.

 

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The Prehistory of the Ghost Festival
26
An Episodic History of the Ghost Festival
43
The Mythological Background
113
Mulien as Shaman
140
The Cosmology of the Ghost Festival
168
Buddhism and the Family
196
Concluding Perspectives
214
Character Glossary of Chinese Korean
225
Index
265
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Stephen F. Teiser is Associate Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

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