• Philosophy
  • Published 2002

A Probe into Laji in Ancient China in Light of Folk Custom

@inproceedings{Weibo2002API,
  title={A Probe into Laji in Ancient China in Light of Folk Custom},
  author={Xia Wei-bo},
  year={2002}
}
Laji(God of Corn)Ceremony in ancient China was similar to the ceremony of killing the god of corn in western custom.The purpose of Houji Ceremony was "Jugulate the Old Ones" which in fact was killing the weak god of corn.The animal figures in Laji Ceremony were the symbols of God of Corn,and the porridge of Laba had the same meaning of western Eucharist.In ancient China the porridge of Laba had the same meaning of western Eucharist.As the Spring Sacrifice was the rite of celebrating plant god's… CONTINUE READING