Understandings of Death and Dying for People of Chinese Origin

  title={Understandings of Death and Dying for People of Chinese Origin},
  author={Chiung-Yin Hsu and Margaret O’Connor and Susan Fiona Lee},
  journal={Death Studies},
  pages={153 - 174}
This article introduces the primary beliefs about ancestor worship, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and traditional Chinese medicine that have influenced Chinese people for thousands of years, particularly in relation to death and dying. These cultures and traditions remain important for Chinese people wherever they live. Over a long period, Chinese people have integrated these philosophies and religions to form the basis of their culture and traditions. Although they agree that death is a… 

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