Author:Barend J. Ter Haar

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Ritual and Mythology of the Chinese Triads: Creating an Identity

By: Barend J. Ter Haar

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, E.J. Brill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005030

ISBN: 9004110631

Condition: New


The extensive ritual and mythological lore of the Chinese Triads form the scope of this new paperback in Brill’s Scholar’s List. In it the reader will find a critical evaluation of the extant sources together with a true wealth of context. The core of the book is formed by a close reading of the initiation ritual, including the burning of incense, the altar, the enactment of a journey of life and death, and the blood covenant. Different narrative structures are also presented. These include the messianic demonological paradigm, political legitimation, and the foundation of myth. Triad lore... View more info