Temples of the Empress of Heaven

Temples of the Empress of Heaven

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The Empress of Heaven is one of the most important deities of South-east China, renowned for her control of water and her willingness to help those in distress. This book explores contemporary Chinese religious life by looking at many aspects of the cult of the Empress. It examines the decoration of her temples, common practices of everyday devotion, and the special traditions seen at her festivals.show more

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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 10mm | 218g
  • Oxford University Press,China Ltd
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • English
  • illustrations (some colour), maps
  • 0195903552
  • 9780195903553