Exorcism and Money: The Symbolic World of the Five-Fury Spirits in Late Imperial China

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Guo, Qitao
China Research Monograph 55
2003. 227 pp.
ISBN 1-55729-077-6
$18.00

Contents

Acknowledgments – vi
Map of Late Imperial Southern Anhui – vii
Chinese Dynasties – viii
Reign Periods of the Ming and Qing Dynasties – ix
Abbreviations – x
Figures – xi

Introduction – 1


Part I: Integrating Local Exorcism: The Evolution of the Symbolic World of the Five Furies

1. The Origins of Wuchang Exorcism – 21
2. Ming Taizu, Religious Hierarchy and Ghost Exorcism – 40
3. The Rise of Local Pantheons in the Mid Ming – 48


Part II: Co-opting Ghosts and Money: Popular Wuchang Symbolism in Late Imperial Huizhou

4. Synopsis of Huizhou Social History – 87
5. The New Identities of Wuchang – 101
6. The Social Dimension of the Wuchang Cult – 157

Conclusion – 181

Bibliography – 197

Index – 215


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