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The Bond of Ancestor Worship

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

in Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028818
eISBN:
9789882207332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores religious revivalism in the ancestral villages, qiaoxiang of the emigrants, and their descendants. It examines the significance of ancestors within the Chinese cosmology, the ... More


 Bālā's Fourteenth (Bālācaturdaśī)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the significance of the Bālā's Fourteenth what? (Bālācaturdaśī). This festival is observed on the fourteenth of the dark half of the moon in the month of Maṅgsīr ... More


“Every Move You Make”: First Signs of the Supernatural Eye

Matt J. Rossano

in Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 continues to trace religion’s evolutionary history by identifying three “primitive” traits of religion: ancestor worship, animism, and shamanism. It is argued that these are religion’s ... More


Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028818
eISBN:
9789882207332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This work illustrates the relationship between one group of Singaporean Chinese and their ancestral village in Fujian, China. It explores the reasons why the Singaporean Chinese continue to maintain ... More


Ancestors and Agriculture: A Spiritual Self

E. Fuller Torrey

in Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231183369
eISBN:
9780231544863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231183369.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

This chapter describes what has been called “the first human-built holy place”, probably used for ancestor worship. At the same time modern Homo sapiens began domesticating plants and animals and ... More


Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Matthew R. Sayers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Despite strong associations with the concept of reincarnation, Hinduism, and its Vedic antecedents, exhibit a strong tradition of ancestor worship. This book describes the development of the classic ... More


The S´rāddha-Rite *

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the śrāddha-rite, the younger of the two ancestral rites prescribed in the G?hyasātras, the domestic ritual manuals. Beyond the basic description of the rite, the author argues ... More


Of Gods and Heroes: Worship in Traditional Vietnam

Anh Q. Tran

in Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677602
eISBN:
9780190677633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677602.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 analyzes the many religious rites, including the worship of Heaven, nature, spirits, heroes, and religious figures in public cults as well as domestic rituals. It gives an introduction to ... More


Family

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Leaving Ningbo, Tanxu visits Beitang, the village where he grew up. Although none of his relatives live there any longer, he makes offerings at his parents’ graves, and in so doing illustrates the ... More


Conclusion

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter recaps and summarizes the arguments of the book


Introduction

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter establishes the context for the main argument about the development of ancestor worship. It briefly describes the Vedic sacrificial culture and the early Buddhist tradition, and ... More


Communal Worship and Festivals in Chinese Villages

Wai Lun Tam

in Chinese Religious Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731398
eISBN:
9780199914487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731398.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers traditional Chinese religious culture as it is still practiced in contemporary rural China. It begins with a discussion of the sacred organization of landscape, village layout, ... More


Landscape: Drumming the Land in Bhuiyan Puja

Brahma Prakash

in Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the 'Folk Performance' in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199490813
eISBN:
9780199095858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490813.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Folk Literature

Bhuiyan puja is a land and ancestor worship in Bihar observed by the subaltern communities. This form of ritual worship is enacted across India and South Asia with different names. During the ... More


The Domestic Rice-Ball Sacrifice to the Ancestors

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the anva??akya (Ninth-day Ancestral Offerings), the older of the two ancestral rites laid out in the G?hyasātras, the domestic ritual manuals. Specifically, it outlines how the ... More


Ancestral Rites in the Buddhist Literature

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the Buddhist reference to the śrāddha-rite found in the Pāli Canon in order to show that the early tradition understood the ancestral rites to be a part of their proper ... More


Remembering Yi Sihang, a Local Elite of Significance

Sun Joo Kim

in Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804783811
eISBN:
9780804786652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an in-depth description of Yi Sihang's personal life and familial networks. Through microscopic investigation of a variety of private documents and by tracking down trivial ... More


Remembering Jacob in the Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Era

Raik Heckl

in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664160
eISBN:
9780191748462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664160.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This essay starts with the methodological problem that in the Bible, almost all literature is composed in the Persian period at the earliest. If, in spite of this, we want to describe what and how ... More


Opening the Center, Opening the Roads

Justine Buck Quijada

in Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

Chapter 5 describes the inauguration of the Tengeri Shaman Association’s center in downtown Ulan-Ude. Tengeri considers contemporary social problems to be the karmic debt of violence from the Soviet ... More


Funeral and Ancestral Offerings: antyeṣṭi, śrāddha

Matthew R. Sayers

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter outlines the development of the enduring model of ritual ancestral offerings, the śrāddha. A discussion of the Vedic antecedents for ancestor worship provides context for describing the ... More


Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: Ancient to Contemporary Times

Charlotte Horlyck and Michael J. Pettid (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839680
eISBN:
9780824868567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839680.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Death and the activities and beliefs surrounding it can teach us much about the ideals and cultures of the living. While biologically death is an end to physical life, this break is not quite so ... More


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