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Awakening the God of Earth. Land, Place and Class in Urbanizing Guangdong

Tomba, Luigi


As well as the very visible revival of ancestral halls and ancestors� temples across rural China, villages in Guangdong�s rapidly urbanizing countryside invariably feature small tudigong (Earth God) shrines, inhabited by terracotta or timber figures like the one in Figure 2.1, and generally located at the gates of the villages� residential areas or in visible corners of the village (Dell�Orto, 2002). These smallish, �grandpa�-like figurines represent a well-established character, responsible...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: China's Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities
DOI: 10.4337/9781781005736


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