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Temples Of The Empress Of Heaven
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 ...more
Published July 29th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Jul 24, 2011 Mel rated it really liked it
While we were in Berlin I found a nice book about Mazu (one of my favourite Chinese Goddesses) but unfortuantely my German just wasn't good enough to read it. This book I found at the SOAS library. It's part of the "Images in Asia" series which is published by Oxford University Press' where they have leading scholars in the field write books on a popular history level with lots of pictures. Even though I'd already read every book in their bibliography I still enjoyed reading this and there were ...more