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Women's Images Reconstructed:

Edited by Helen F. Siu

in Merchants' Daughters

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099692
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207189 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0002
Women's Images Reconstructed:

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This chapter is concerned with lineage rituals. It focuses on the Sisters-in-Law Tomb, which was worshipped as an ancestral tomb by the He lineage of Shawan, one of the most distinguished lineages in the Pearl River Delta region. It also examines the socio-cultural context on which the legend of the Sisters-in-Law Tomb was established and in particular, women's status in the local cultural tradition.

Keywords: lineage rituals; Sisters-in-Law Tomb; ancestral tomb; He lineage; Shawan; Pearl River Delta

Chapter.  8784 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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