Daoist Priests of the Li Family: Ritual Life in Village China

Hardback: $42.00
ISBN-13: 9781931483346
Published: January 2017

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410 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Complementing the author's moving film Li Manshan: Portrait of a Folk Daoist, this engaging and original book describes a hereditary family of household Daoist priests based in a poor village in north China. It traces the vicissitudes of their lives—and ritual practices—over the turbulent last century through the experiences of two main characters: Li Manshan (b.1946), and his grandfather Li Qing (1926–99).