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Sharing the Beauty of China: Chinese Festivals (English Edition)

Author:Wang Xuewen

Publication date:2018-08-01

ISBN:9787508540184

Language:English

Abstract:

China is a major country of festivals. In the long history, vast territory and diversified ecology, various Chinese ethnic groups created, inherited and developed the diversified culture of festivals. These festivals are stages epitomizing Chinese culture and its important components. Various elemen...
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China is a major country of festivals. In the long history, vast territory and diversified ecology, various Chinese ethnic groups created, inherited and developed the diversified culture of festivals. These festivals are stages epitomizing Chinese culture and its important components. Various elements of Chinese culture such as myths, legends, religions, rites, traditional Chinese opera, music, dancing, foods and drinks, arts and crafts are inseparable from festivals. They carry the Chinese nation’s historical memories, cultural creations, social mechanisms and joys of life. In festivals, people satisfy their sensual needs, strengthen group recognition, realize multiplication of ethnic groups, and look for mental peace and spiritual solace.

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  • Cover

    1
  • Titlepage

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  • Contents

    3
  • Author Introduction

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  • Foreword

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  • Festive China

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  • Tenacious Memories

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  • Holy Sacrifice

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  • Mundane Revelry

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  • Rhythm of Production

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  • Social Maintenance

    11
  • Praise of Life

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  • Singing for Love

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  • Epilogue: Rediscovering Festivals

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  • Postscript

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  • References

    16
  • Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties

    17
  • Copyright

    18
  • Backcover

    19

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