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Author Kang, Xiaofei, Ph.D.,
Title The cult of the fox : power, gender, and popular religion in late imperial and modern China / Xiaofei Kang.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2006.

Author Kang, Xiaofei, Ph.D.,
Subject Cults -- China.
Foxes -- China -- Religious aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 269 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary For more than five centuries the shamanistic fox cult has attracted large portions of the Chinese population and appealed to a wide range of social classes. Deemed illicit by imperial rulers and clerics and officially banned by republican and communist leaders, the fox cult has managed to survive and flourish in individual homes and community shrines throughout northern China. In this new work, the first to examine the fox cult as a vibrant popular religion, Xiaofei Kang explores the manifold meanings of the fox spirit in Chinese society. Kang describes various cult practices, activities.
Note Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Map: The Chinese Empire in the Early Twentieth Century -- Introduction -- 1. Foxes in Early Chinese Tradition -- 2. Huxian and the Spread of the Fox Cult -- 3. Foxes and Domestic Worship -- 4. Foxes and Spirit Mediums -- 5. Foxes and Local Cults -- 6. Fox Spirits and Officials -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
Note In English.
ISBN 9780231508223 (electronic bk.)
0231508220 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7312/kang13338
OCLC # 808346365
Additional Format Print version: Kang, Xiaofei, Ph. D. Cult of the fox. New York : Columbia University Press, 2006 0231133383 (DLC) 2005041377 (OCoLC)57731049

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