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The Heavenly Court in Song Family Village [videorecording]: Gender, Hierarchy, and Religious Power in a North China Village

ethnography and directed by Zhifang Song ; producer and writer, written and produced by Gary Seaman
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"Religious life in the village is highly gendered, with female shamans dominating most religious activities. These shamanesses and their gods are organized as a 'court,' which expresses a hierarchy of power and prestige analogous to the traditional Chinese imperium focused on the emperor and his ministers"--Container.
Director
Zhifang Song
Release Date
2002
Run Time
30 min.
Language
English narration. Includes Chinese interviews with English subtitles
Notes
Produced at Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California from material collected from the field in 2002-2003.
Variant Title
Gender, hierarchy, and religious power in a North China village
Chinese title from disc label: Tian chao
Chinese title from disc label: 天朝
ISBN
9780899867625, 0899867626
Credits
Editing, Steven Schindler.
Published
[California? : s.n., 2009]
Description
1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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