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Title: Xianggang "Xinjie Hou zu" de jing gou : zong zu zu zhi yu di fang zheng zhi he min jian zong jiao de guan xi
Other Titles: Construction of the "Hou lineage" in the New Territories of Hong Kong : lineage organization, popular religion and local politics / Tam Sze Man
香港「新界侯族」的建構 : 宗族組織與地方政治和民間宗教的關係
Authors: Tam, Sze Man (譚思敏)
Issue Date: 2003
Abstract: This thesis, using the Hous as example, examines how the lineage pattern in the New Territories of Hong Kong is being restructured through the changes in local politics and power structure. The writer hopes this thesis may shed some light on the academic debate over the issue of Chinese lineage community and discuss the various forms of localised lineage. It seems that, throughout the period of the Qing Dynasty to the handover of Hong Kong, the formation of Hou Lineage was not the result of any cultural activities focusing on ancestral worship. Obviously, the emphasis on the importance of genealogy, ancestral worship and property in studying the lineage construction in the Pearl River Delta, cannot explain comprehensively how the local parties make use of the discourse of “lineage” to construct their territorial community. On the other hand, a series of religious relics in the name of “lineage” play an important role in unifying different local Hou clans. In this research, we can see the complexity of the process of lineage construction. Lineage building is a dynamic rather than a static process. Its fluid nature reflects and adjusts to changing sociopolitical and economic contexts.
Description: Thesis (M.Phil.)--Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2003
xx, 231 leaves : ill., maps (some col.) ; 30 cm
HKUST Call Number: Thesis HUMA 2003 Tam
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