|Title||Funerary Ritual and The Building of Lineages in Late Imperial China|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1989|
|Journal||Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies|
|Keywords||ASIAN STUDIES, Buddhism, Funerals, History|
Buddhist funerary practices are examined. In order to understand some gentry’s abandonment of the rites, one must recognize a trend in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties that is outside the intellectual realm but is congruent with the shift to Neo-Confucian rites and is the rise of the agnatic lineage as the primary form of kinship organization.