Temples of the Empress of Heaven


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Author  Joseph Bosco
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   July 29, 1999
ISBN  0195903552
Pages  104

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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.

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