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Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... From Superstition to People s Customs An Ethnographic Discovery of Key Questions in Wenzhou ChApter 14 I did not set out to study religious culture but was confronted with its salience and importance in the course of fieldwork on rural civil society and non- governmental organ izations. In 1990...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...A basic feature of Wenzhou s economic development is its pop u lism and self- organizational ability. The veins and pathways in this pro cess reflect how deeply imbricated are the relations between economic development and traditional culture. Traditional social capital and the social networks of...
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... Part II RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND SYNCRETISM IN WENZHOU (The Yue people of the Ou River [Wenzhou area] love to worship their gods; in their mountains and along their waterways are many unorthodox deity temples. These temples cast an image of grandeur and resoluteness. Whoever displays strength and...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...The local custom of people in Wenzhou is to support spirit mediums and access spirits and ghosts. They hold elaborate Buddhist and Daoist rituals, engage in extravagant expenditures, and exhaust their energies. Unconcerned with heavy- duty wastefulness, each year in the first lunar month, they have...
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...Appendix C Religious Sites in Wenzhou Visited by Author 1990 2016 ancestor halls Chen Shi Zongci Chen Lineage Ancestor Hall, Cangnan County, Qianku Township. Chen Shi Zongci Chen Lineage Ancestor Hall, Longwan District, Yongchang Township, Qianjie Village. Hu Shi Zongci Hu Lineage Ancestor Hall...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... Thousand Plateaus , 1 From Superstition to People s Customs An Ethnographic Discovery of Key Questions in Wenzhou ChApter 14 I did not set out to study religious culture but was confronted with its salience and importance in the course of fieldwork on rural civil society and non- governmental...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... Wenzhou, conference travel to pre sent my research, and also my documentary film on Wenzhou. I would also like to thank the University of California s President s Faculty Research Fellowship, a uc Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Fellow- ship, and uc Santa Barbara Academic Senate...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... Significance. Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. Anonymous. 1992. [Wenzhou trade and commerce del e ga tion passes through Los Angeles]. In August 21, C1. Anonymous. 2009. [The history of Buddhism in Wenzhou]. In no. 1: 64 66. Anonymous. 2011. In http view . news . qq . com / a / 20111014...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...Part II RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND SYNCRETISM IN WENZHOU (The Yue people of the Ou River [Wenzhou area] love to worship their gods; in their mountains and along their waterways are many unorthodox deity temples. These temples cast an image of grandeur and resoluteness. Whoever displays strength and...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...Notes 1. from superstition to people s customs 1 Unless other wise specified, all translations from Chinese are my own. 2 (Wenzhou: A Regional City in Zhejiang Province), in (Baidu: Online Encyclopedia), accessed September 10, 2019, https baike . baidu . com / item / %E6%B8%A9%E5%B7%9E...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... their spiritual growth and liberation. In this chapter, we will see differences in Buddhist practice and understanding in Wenzhou, between the common people, the clergy, educated laypeople, and officialdom, where Buddhism is making surprising inroads today. 5 Buddhist Religiosity The Wheel of Life...
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... their own local minjian organ izations to top- down state efforts. I have been repeatedly struck by the local initiative, voluntarism, dyna- mism, and orga nizational abilities of rural and small- town Wenzhou people. In this chapter I will show how these abilities have been deployed in erecting...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...If the benefit is for the individual, then it is called private ; if it is for the collective, or the whole lineage, then we call it public. You know, in the past, before Liberation, we did not think about the nation. Zhang Chengdu , Zhang Lineage elder, Yong Zhong Township, Wenzhou...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... both strong in the south. Then came the rapid economic development of the 1980s, and it was in Wenzhou that Daoism revived especially fast. Master Liu (pseudonym), a Daoist priest in Wenzhou The Dao De Jing The Classic of the Way and Power, is an ancient text said to have been writ- ten by Laozi It...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... and divinities, or rebirths from humans to animals or gods, they all had to be vehemently denied so as to block all passages to transcendence from this- worldly attachments and, instead, facilitate earthly commitments and proj ects. This book examined Wenzhou, a region of China that had managed to...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... minjian organ izations to top- down state efforts. I have been repeatedly struck by the local initiative, voluntarism, dyna- mism, and orga nizational abilities of rural and small- town Wenzhou people. In this chapter I will show how these abilities have been deployed in erecting, restoring, or expanding...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
...In the past, Yongjia [Wenzhou] women did not venture out of the house without good reason. It was shameful if a woman showed her face at the magistrate s office or engaged in business in the market. This was the charm of local customs, and those who observed the rule of women s seclusion were...
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By Mayfair Yang
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... understanding Buddhist doctrines baijingchan worshipping and chanting scriptures Wenzhou term for popu lar religion, and popu lar Daoism and Buddhism, which emphasize doing rituals more than religious teachings and self- cultivation bai shijiemei Worshipping with Ten Sisters rural women s groups who...
Published: 15 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5