Wafting incense and heavenly foods

  title={Wafting incense and heavenly foods},
  author={S. Arthur},
  • S. Arthur
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • The most notable impressions of religious sites and festivals in China often relate to how smells of burning incense and cooking foods help to create their special atmospheres. This may be because the Chinese word for ‘worship’ includes the order to light incense to the gods. By examining the importance of smells to a Chinese religious experience, this article analyses how scents heighten and shape people’s memories and emotions, as well as helping to foster the ‘hot and lively’ social aspects… CONTINUE READING
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