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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