Popular Religion

@article{Smith1995PopularR,
  title={Popular Religion},
  author={H. Maynard Smith},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={1995},
  volume={54},
  pages={378 - 395}
}
  • H. M. Smith
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
The population of traditional china, from government officials to artisans and farmers, shared a wide range of religious practice and belief, including ancestor veneration, annual festivals, funeral rituals, exorcism of harmful forces, and procedures for the auspicious siting of graves and residences. The definition of popular religion is a contested issue in the current state of the field. 

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