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The Construction of Consanguinity in Immortal World and Geographic Association

Author: QianZuoZuo
Tutor: AnJian
School: East China Normal University
Course: Folklore
Keywords: Wishful Goddess Gods relatives Geopolitical Mothering ceremony
CLC: G127
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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Abstract


The wishful Niangniang faith is originated in Ningbo Xiangshan Yushan Islands folk beliefs. Oral narrative passed on from generation to generation, wishful Goddess in a foreign Yu Jianv image appear, its parent of Touhai martyrdom extraordinary Hyo held by local fishermen worship as a maritime peace filial God, as the most important on the island The Sea God bless the safety of fishing. In the Legend of the official version, the Islanders were also recovered from the wishful the empress Touhai at floating wood and carved into wishful empress of body sculpting. Variant of this floating corpses s grandmother, gods and statues is clearly associated with the unique funeral rituals in the Zhejiang coastal islands, wood waves the soul ritual of Scarecrow general played adsorption drifted away from the body, the soul sunk in the sea the role. Such the planks floating objects not only been officially accepted by many scholars acquisition, and the collective memory of the fishermen of the island male, female worshipers of folk narrative, wood is generally lotus feet replaced. The resulting boards with red shoes that the coexistence of points gender should be a reflection of the gender and social background of the faithful. In system of wishful empress legend, Yushan islanders will also form a smug the empress and days Matsu sister kinship of the spirit world. Construction of the genetic relationship between the gods, not only in legend content can significantly impact see the days Matsu of wishful Goddess makes sacrifice the long corner, more geopolitical relations, turbulent border islanding - Yushan Islands and Xiangshan inland zone form a dependency relationship, at the same time, the the sisters the Intergenerational the godhead level difference reflects the gap between the domain-level between the island shore, affluence and cultural grade. With the development of the wishful the empress belief of the gods of kinship has become an important link to narrow the intimacy between the cross-strait temple crowd. 1955 KMT evacuation Mainland Yushan Island, including coastal Islanders do and retreated to Taiwan, wishful empress body sculpting believers together with portability go across the Channel. Yushan Island, the origin of this belief, missing worshipers collective, the statue move out of the run-down of the temple, the wishful Goddess faith showing the decaying state almost disappeared. In 1956, the People's Government to mobilize Xiangshan Shipu villagers stationed Yushan Island, is also because of the presence of the genetic relationship between wishful the empress and days Matsu the body in Xiangshan inland zone Shipu people wishful Goddess is no stranger, to enter the island After the re-emergence of residues Temple faith wishful Goddess worship. Yushan Taiwan's original islanders to cross the harbor in Taitung Tomioka wishful empress as the important township God Jianmiao worship, on the one hand, worship is still carried out in accordance with the traditions and customs of the places of origin, on the other hand, constantly absorbing Taiwan local folk beliefs, with more immigrants belief features and Taoism color. Since the beginning of 1989, the the Taitung Tomioka wishful Goddess worshipers who initiated the ancestral hometown of activities, based on more kinship to the formation of the sisters in the between wishful Goddess days Matsu legendary, September 14, 2007 guest Xiangshan East Gate of the Tin Hau Temple, is the starting point for the the mothering of cross-strait gods ceremony, are thus acquired by the Government to enter into the official opening of fishing festivals.

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