This dissertation explores the history of ancestral rituals and the related political controversy in the Song China (960-1279). Considering the pivotal role played by ancestral rites in shaping Chinese identity and consciousness, this study contributes to a better understanding of how ancestral ritual has been politicized in Chinese history as a specific cultural apparatus to manipulate politics through theatrical performance and liturgical discussion.
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- Asian History
- Classical studies
- ancestral ritual
- Filial piety
- ritual politics
- Song ritualism
- the zhaomu sequence
- Memorial rites and ceremonies, Confucian
- Ancestor worship--Confucianism.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical referencesNote typebibliography
- Field of study: History