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Chinese Ancestral Worship: Food to Sustain, Transform, and Heal the Dead and the Living

Emily S. Wu

in Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Emily S. Wu examines the meaning and symbolism of food in Chinese funerary rites, delving into the rich Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist textual tradition to underscore her fieldwork observations of ... More


Sweetening Death: Shifting Landscapes of the Role of Food in Grief and Mourning

Candi K. Cann

in Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

“Sweetening Death” presents a comparative analysis of the role of sugar and its transformation in funeral foods, remembrance rituals, documenting the ways the dead are perceived and understood as ... More


Accidental Allies: America’s Crusade and the Origins of Refugee Nationalism

Phuong Tran Nguyen

in Becoming Refugee American: The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041358
eISBN:
9780252099953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041358.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Most accounts of the Vietnam War describe it as a war of choice, but this chapter argues that it was, in many ways, a war of necessity. Attempts to implement a purely pragmatic, minimalist Cold War ... More


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