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By R. Sterckx

The delivering of sacrifices, the banqueting of site visitors, and the ritual practise, prohibition or intake of food and drinks have been primary components in each one of historical China's 3 major spiritual traditions: the Classicist (Confucian) culture, spiritual Daoism, and Buddhism. In Of Tripod and Palate, major students study the connection among secular and non secular foodstuff tradition in historical China from a variety of views.

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23. While the area of Shang occupation in northern Henan is deforested and arid today, scholars—judging from animal remains and climate studies—believe that it was warmer and more moist in antiquity. 24. For a description of the performance from the ode “Chuci” , see Kern (2000). For an exploration of earlier origins and Western Zhou bronze inscription eulogies, see Cook (2003c). 25. I am grateful to Childs-Johnson who explained to me the connection between the bronze, jade, and tomb guardian figure faces.

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Other pits held a teenage boy and a six-year-old child. The image of a tomb as a chariot occurring elsewhere in China confirms the sense that the dead are conceived of as going on a journey, one that was long and perhaps dangerous (requiring weapons; Cook 2004b). The burial of children suggests that either they belonged to the dead woman and were sent to follow her into the afterlife or were perhaps slaves or captives, sacrificed to assure a sense of familial abundance or fertility in the afterlife.

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