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Burlesque

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the paper money custom has turned to burlesque. More specifically, it considers how online news stories from different places around China view the custom in relation to ... More


Chiasm

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines and explains various aspects of the custom of burning paper money by focusing on the social formation of a material culture itself: the galaxy of papers with its own emergent ... More


Introduction

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the Chinese custom of burning paper money and the extent to which paper money is embedded in the everyday lives of people who use it. More specifically, it considers how people ... More


Sacrifice

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the structures of the lifeworld in which the consecrative handling of the papers is concerned with producing value, a thing of value, in the form of a sacrifice. More ... More


Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

C. Fred Blake

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For a thousand years across the length and breadth of China and beyond, people have burned paper replicas of valuable things—most often money—for the spirits of deceased family members, ancestors, ... More


Value

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the capacity of paper money to realize different notions of value as a phenomenon of exchange. It first compares burning money with kula and potlatch and considers how paper ... More


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