Ahern, Emily M.. The Thai Ti Kong festival

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Title: The Thai Ti Kong festival

Published in: The anthropology of Taiwanese society, edited by Emily Martin Ahern and Hill Gates

Published By: The anthropology of Taiwanese society, edited by Emily Martin Ahern and Hill Gates Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1981. 397-425, 469-470 p.

By line: Emily Martin Ahern

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Taiwan Hokkien (AD05)

Subjects: Domesticated animals (231); Miscellaneous government activities (659); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Organized ceremonial (796); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: This essay describes and interprets the significance of an annual pig-raising competition and festival held in honor of the god Co Su Kong by residents of San-hsia township, northern Taiwan. Ahern suggests that Taiwanese use these events to mark their 'ethnic' distinctiveness in contrast to the political regime dominated by mainlanders. The festival further serves local interests and provides a channel for local social mobility and prestige.

Document Number: 37

Document ID: ad05-037

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliography

Field Date: 1969-1975

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: M. A. Marcus

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: San-hsia, Taipei hsien, Taiwan

LCSH: Taiwanese

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