Ching-chih Lin
Graduate Institute of Religious Studies, National Chengchi University
July 8, 2016, 2 pm (c.t.)
KWZ 0.610, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen

This talk focuses on how environmental change transformed the religious culture by examining the floating community of boat-dwelling fisherpeople in freshwater in North China. These mobile, isolated boat people adapted to a boat-dwelling lifestyle, organized aquatic social groups, and created innovative religious practices and beliefs in order to maintain their relationships with spirits and ancestors, as well as dispersed lineage members, given that they had no fixed base on land to build temples, ancestral shrines or tombs.

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