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Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection

Hugh Baker


This revised edition collects in one place the chapters from the three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 chapters and photographs explore everyday life, customs and rituals in Hong Kong's rural New Territories. They investigate religion, food, language, history, festivals, family, strange happenings and clan warfare. The book documents much that can no longer be found. But it also provides an understanding of a world which has not yet entirely disappeared, and which still forms the background of life in modern urban Hong Kong and its neighbouring ... More

Keywords: China, Hong Kong, New Territories, villages, land, clans, customs, rites, traditions, rituals, religion, food, language, history, festivals, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083091
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083091.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Baker, author
School of Oriental and African Studies

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