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Chinese Spirit-Medium Cults in Singapore
Chinese Spirit-Medium Cults in Singapore
Our Price: $27.00
Year: 1990
Pages: 179
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 485195143

Product Code: 756767830

Alan J.A. Elliott. Spirit mediumship is the most typical aspect of the major religious orientation of the Chinese in Singapore (CS), with their immense range of religious beliefs & practices. Although the focus of this study is upon the spirit-medium cults, it also provides a valuable account of Chinese religious life in Singapore & its social & cultural setting. This is an historical study; the field research was carried out in 1950-1951. The highly personalized nature of these cults has meant that they re short-lived. Also, in the decades since the study, the life of the CS has changed radically, & many of their ritual practices have altered accordingly. But at that time, this research was unique in that it provided info. about how ordinary Chinese conducted their daily ritual affairs.

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