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Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures
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Comtemporary Europe and Asia.Pols3620 - funeral practice between Chinese and western cultures

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  • 1.
    • Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
    • Li Tsz Kwan (06011586)
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 2.
    • Comparison of Religions
    • Social value of death between Chinese and Western culture
    • Comparison of Funeral Ritual
    • Similarities and differences of funeral practices
    • Cultural Exchange between Chinese and Western cultures
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 3.
    • Chinese:
    • - A combination of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism, polytheism
    • Western:
    • - Christianity, monotheism
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 4.
    • Similarity:
    • - belief in souls or spirits and an afterlife.
    • Difference:
    • - Chinese Culture: Educate individuals in filial piety
    • -Western Culture: Disconnect the last tie between soul & body
    • Rest in peace and heaven
    • Salvation from God
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 5. Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 6.
    • Public notification of death.
    • Donning of white clothing, shoes, and hoods.
    • Ritualized bathing of the corpse.
    • The transfer of food, money, and goods.
    • The preparation and installment of a soul tablet for the dead.
    • The ritualized use of money and the employment of professionals.
    • Music to accompany the corpse and settle the spirit.
    • Sealing the corpse in an airtight coffin.
    • Expulsion of the coffin from the community.
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • The bringing of the body to the church
    • The Office of the Dead
    • The funeral Mass
    • The absolution
    • The burial
    Li Tsz Kwan (06011586)
  • 9. Li Tsz Kwan(06011586)
  • 10.
    • Prescriptive text
    • - Chinese: Book of Rites (Liji) + Book of Ceremonies (Yili)
    • - Western: Roman Ritual
    • Prayers
    • Actors involved
    • Salvation of soul + guidance to life after death
    Li Tsz Kwan (06011586)
  • 11. Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 12.
    • The time between the moment of death and burial
    • Chinese: Western:
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 13.
    • The major location for the rituals preceding burial
    • Chinese: Western:
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 14.
    • The mourning clothes
    • Chinese: Western:
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 15.
    • The style of corpse
    • Chinese: Western:
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 16.
    • The main actors in Funeral ceremonies
    • Chinese: Western:
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 17.
    • The prayer reveal
    • Chinese: Western:
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 18.
    • A place of burial
    • Chinese: Western:
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)
  • 19.
    • ACCEPTED
    • REJECTED
    • Burning of mock money
    • Paying daoist priest to perform rituals in the funeral
    • 1 st -class coffin
    • Bewailing
    • white mourning clothing
    • Choice of burial sites
    Li Tsz Kwan (06011586)
  • 20.
    • ACCEPTED
    • REJECTED
    • Confucius ideology
    • - filial piety
    • no contradiction
    • no worshipping involved
    • a “as if” matter
    • religious contradiction
    • - Buddist vs Christian
    • - Daoist vs Christian
    • false gods
    Li Tsz Kwan (06011586)
  • 21.
    • Both aim to moan for those who passed away
    • Very different in practice (e.g. the white dress code of the Chinese funeral is considered to be disrespectful and inappropriate of the Western funeral)
    • Disputes might occur if one does not understand the culture of the other side.
    Li Tsz Kwan (06011586)
  • 22.
    • Standaert, N. (2008). The Interweaving of Rituals : Funerals in the Cultural Exchange between China and Europe . The United State : the University of Washington Press.
    • Watson, J. (1988). Death Ritual in Late Imperial and Modern China . London: University of California Press.
    Hung Kei Suet (08022917)

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