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Recycling Tradition: Culture, History, and Political Economy in the Chrysanthemum Festivals of South China

  • Helen F. Siu (a1)
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In the mid-nineteenth century, a gentleman in Xiaolan having the Mai surname wrote in his memoir:

Age eighteen, the forty-seventh year of Qianlong's reign [1782], there was a chrysanthemum festival. Each major surname group put on floral displays, and six platforms were set up throughout the town. There were scores of theatrical troupes whose performance brought together kinsmen and friends. The tradition of the festival started that year.

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Michael Gilsenan . 1986. “Domination as Social Practice: Patrimonialism in North Lebenon: Arbitrary Power, Dececration, and the Aesthetics of Violence.” Critiques of Anthropology, 6:1, 1737.

Helen Siu . 1989b. “Socialist Peddlers and Princes in a Chinese Market Town.” American Ethnologist, 16:2, 195212.

E. P Thompson . 1978. “Eighteenth-century English Society: Class Struggle without Class.” Social History, 3:2, 133–65.

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Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • ISSN: 0010-4175
  • EISSN: 1475-2999
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