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The Resource Sanctity and self-inflicted violence in Chinese religions, 1500-1700, Jimmy Yu

Sanctity and self-inflicted violence in Chinese religions, 1500-1700, Jimmy Yu

Label
Sanctity and self-inflicted violence in Chinese religions, 1500-1700
Title
Sanctity and self-inflicted violence in Chinese religions, 1500-1700
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Yu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this illuminating study of a vital but long overlooked aspect of Chinese religious life, Jimmy Yu reveals that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, self-inflicted violence was an essential and sanctioned part of Chinese culture. He examines a wide range of practices, including blood writing, filial body-slicing, chastity mutilations and suicides, ritual exposure, and self-immolation, arguing that each practice was public, scripted, and a signal of cultural expectations. Individuals engaged in acts of self-inflicted violence to exercise power and to affect society, by articulating moral values, reinstituting order, forging new social relations, and protecting against the threat of moral ambiguity. Self-inflicted violence was intelligible both to the person doing the act and to those who viewed and interpreted it, regardless of the various religions of the period: Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and other religions. This book is a groundbreaking contribution to scholarship on bodily practices in late imperial China, challenging preconceived ideas about analytic categories of religion, culture, and ritual in the study of Chinese religions."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yu, Jimmy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1812.R57
LC item number
Y85 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-mutilation
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Violence
  • Self-mutilation
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Violence
  • China
  • Religion
  • Selbstbeschädigung
  • Ritus
  • China
  • Ceremonier
  • Våld
Label
Sanctity and self-inflicted violence in Chinese religions, 1500-1700, Jimmy Yu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Culture in Flux: Historical Background -- Embodying the Text through Blood Writing -- Nourishing the Parent with One's Own Flesh -- Chaste Widows as Entertainment and Revenants -- Exposing and Burning the Body for Rain -- Conclusion
Control code
753912277
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780199844890
Lccn
2011035537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021249269
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)753912277
Label
Sanctity and self-inflicted violence in Chinese religions, 1500-1700, Jimmy Yu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Culture in Flux: Historical Background -- Embodying the Text through Blood Writing -- Nourishing the Parent with One's Own Flesh -- Chaste Widows as Entertainment and Revenants -- Exposing and Burning the Body for Rain -- Conclusion
Control code
753912277
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780199844890
Lccn
2011035537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021249269
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)753912277

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