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2. Wafting Incense and Heavenly Foods: The Importance of Smell in Chinese Religion


 
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1. Title Title of document 2. Wafting Incense and Heavenly Foods: The Importance of Smell in Chinese Religion - Sensual Religion
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Shawn Arthur; Wake Forest University; United States
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) smell; scent; China; incense; religious experience; popular religion
 
5. Subject Subject classification Vernacular religion; religion and the body
 
6. Description Abstract Burning incense and cooking foods often create the special atmosphere of Chinese religious sites and festivals. Indeed, the Chinese word for “worship” includes the order to light incense to the gods. This chapter analyzes how scents can heighten and shape people’s memories and emotions, as well fostering the “hot and lively” social aspects of China’s temples and religious festivals.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 04-Sep-2018
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/34239
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.34239
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Sensual Religion
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd