Fate calculation experts: diviners seeking legitimation in contemporary China

The social and political status of divination in China -- The practice of divination and diviners -- Typical customers of divination -- The moral discourses of divination -- Divination as an aspect of 'traditional culture' -- Divination as counselling -- The professionalization of divinati...

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Published in:Asian anthropologies
Main Author: Li, Geng 1985-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford Berghahn 2019
In:Asian anthropologies
Series/Journal:Asian anthropologies Volume 9
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B China / Fortune-telling / Oracle
Further subjects:B Religion and state (China)
B China Civilization 2002-
B Divination (China)
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Summary:The social and political status of divination in China -- The practice of divination and diviners -- Typical customers of divination -- The moral discourses of divination -- Divination as an aspect of 'traditional culture' -- Divination as counselling -- The professionalization of divination through associations
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:178533994X