Chinese Festival Culture Series—The Spring Festival
Author: Li Song
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-433-9
Feb 28, 2015
£48 €59 $80
The Spring Festival is the most important day for Chinese people and it truly creates a carnival for unification of family members and for celebration at the end of a year. This book introduces the origin, development, and traditions of the Spring Festival in detail and offers readers a panoramic view of this festival. Many people know the Spring Festival but don’t have the first hand resources regarding to its history and features. This book tells the stories behind its name and lets readers get insight into it The author covers nearly every aspect of the Spring Festival. The Spring Festival in ethnic minorities of China and overseas Chinese diasporas is also included, which is often absent in other books on this subject. Festivals are a part of China’s history through the centuries. The Chinese Festival Culture Series provides insights into the myriad festivals that are at the heart of China’s diverse culture. Special focus is given to the unique and fascinating festivals of China’s ethnic groups whose festivals are less well known but which offer a valuable contribution to the wealth of China’s folklore.. The book includes illustrations, tables and graphics. The author Li Song is Director of the Institution for Developing Ethnic Folklore and Arts of the Ministry of Culture of People’s Republic of China The book includes illustrations, tables and graphics.
Contents: The Origin of the Spring Festival Legends of the Spring Festival Through the Spring Festival The Customs of the Spring Festival Exotic Customs of the Minorities The Spring Festival in Modern China The Spring Festival Abroad
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