Ritual Is Theatre, Theatre Is Ritual; Tang-Ki: Chinese Spirit Medium Worship

By: Chan, Margaret

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Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. An unusual and readable account of the manifestations of 5,000 year old Chinese popular religion as it is practiced itself in modern Singapore. The author, an experienced actress, in looking at spirit medium worship through the prism of theatre makes a case for a 'liberated' anthropology based on the dynamic processes of social actions rather than more static methods of interpreting peoples and culture. In doing so she gains singular insights into Singapore life today. 184 pages. An account of the manifestations of the 5,000 year old Chinese popular religion Tang-Ki as it is practiced in modern Singapore. The author examines spirit medium worship through the prism of theatre and makes a case for a 'liberated' anthropology based on the dynamic processes of social actions rather than more static methods of interpreting peoples and culture.

Title: Ritual Is Theatre, Theatre Is Ritual; Tang-Ki: Chinese Spirit Medium Worship

Author: Chan, Margaret

Categories: Metaphysics/Occult, Eastern Religion, Asia, Theater,

Publisher: Singapore Management University: 2006

ISBN Number: 981248115X

ISBN Number 13: 9789812481153

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Metaphysics/Occult

Seller ID: 143358

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