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Fate calculation experts : diviners seeking legitimation in contemporary China

Li, Geng

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While anthropology has had an extensive interest in divination, little attention has been given to the problem of divination's social and political legitimacy. Divination in China has often been stigmatised as immoral and illegal 'superstition', and contemporary Chinese diviners' practice is often shaped by the ways in which diviners counter such stigmatising discourses. China's rapidly changing society is forcing people to confront and reinterpret the relationship between individual agency and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/156253
DOI: 10.25911/5d5141a6d2b16

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