Wolf, Arthur P., 1932-. Gods, ghosts, and ancestors

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Gods, ghosts, and ancestors

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Religion and ritual in Chinese society, edited by Arthur P. Wolf

Published By: Original publisher Religion and ritual in Chinese society, edited by Arthur P. Wolf Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press. 1974. 131-182, 356-357 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Arthur P. Wolf

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Taiwan Hokkien (AD05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ingroup antagonisms (578); Behavior toward non-relatives (609); Cult of the dead (769); General character of religion (771); Eschatology (775); Spirits and gods (776); Sacred objects and places (778); Avoidance and taboo (784); Revelation and divination (787); Congregations (794);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of Taiwanese peasant religion as depicted from native concepts and practices associated with the hierarchy of gods, beliefs about ghosts, and the ever-present ancestor worship. Data were gathered intermittently between 1957 and 1970 from general observations and informants, and deal primarily with Taipei HSIEN, with particular emphasis on the villages of San-hsia, Shu-lin and Hsia-ch'i-chou (the site of the author's first field work in the area).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ad05-019

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 356-357)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1957-1970

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1983

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1957-1970

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Taipei HSIEN, Shu-lin and San-hsia (p. 132) among others - a general region in Taipei HSIEN

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ancestor Worship--Taiwan/Religion--Taiwan


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