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For Gods, Ghosts and Ancestors
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Throughout For Gods, Ghosts and Ancestors, paper offerings are presented as a vibrant and living tradition expressing worshippers' respect and gratitude for the gods, as well as love and concern for departed family members.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction [Includes Image Plates]
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. 1. The Practices of Paper Burning
  2. pp. 19-51
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  1. 2. Individual Workship and Personal Concerns
  2. pp. 53-77
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  1. 3. Gratitude to the Gods, Charity for the Ghosts
  2. pp. 79-101
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  1. 4. Remembering the Ancestors
  2. pp. 103-135
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  1. 5. The World of Shops and Customers
  2. pp. 137-157
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  1. 6. Learning the Trade, Learning to Craft
  2. pp. 159-183
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  1. 7. Colors, Sounds, and Symbols: The Making of an Auspicious Object
  2. pp. 185-200
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  1. 8. Customers and Customs
  2. pp. 201-213
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  1. 9. Life in Paper
  2. pp. 215-235
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 237-259
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 261-271
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 273-291
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-311
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