Download Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection (Royal Asiatic by Hugh Baker PDF

By Hugh Baker

A brand new variation in a single quantity of Hugh Baker's celebrated 3 volumes of Ancestral pictures initially released in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The one hundred twenty articles and images discover way of life, customs and rituals in Hong Kong's rural New Territories. each one mouthful is whole in itself, yet jointly the articles volume to a considerable ceremonial dinner. They examine faith, nutrients, language, historical past, gala's, relatives, unusual happenings and extended family struggle. The booklet files a lot which may not be stumbled on. however it additionally presents an figuring out of a global which has now not but totally disappeared, and which nonetheless types the historical past for all times in glossy, city Hong Kong.

Show description

Read or Download Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series) PDF

Similar nonfiction books

Reforming Suburbia: The Planned Communities of Irvine, Columbia, and The Woodlands

The "new community" stream of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies tried a grand scan in housing. It encouraged the development of cutting edge groups that have been designed to counter suburbia's cultural conformity, social isolation, ugliness, and environmental difficulties. This richly documented ebook examines the result of these experiments in 3 of the main winning new groups: Irvine Ranch in Southern California, Columbia in Maryland, and The Woodlands within the suburbs of Houston, Texas.

LSD: My Problem Child

Translator's Preface

Numerous bills of the invention of LSD were released in English; none, regrettably, were thoroughly actual. the following, eventually, the daddy of LSD information the heritage of his "problem child" and his lengthy and fruitful occupation as a learn chemist. In a true feel, this ebook is the interior tale of the start of the Psychedelic Age, and it can't be denied that we have got the following a hugely candid and private perception into probably the most very important clinical discoveries of our time, the importance of which has but to sunrise on mankind.
Surpassing its old worth is the gigantic philosophical import of this paintings. by no means sooner than has a chemist, knowledgeable within the such a lot materialistic of the sciences, complicated a Weltanschauung of this sort of mystical and transcendental nature. LSD, psilocybin, and the opposite hallucinogens do certainly, as Albert Hofmann asserts, represent "cracks" within the edifice of materialistic rationality, cracks we might do good to discover and maybe widen.
As a author, it supplies me nice delight to understand that by means of this publication the yankee reader attracted to hallucinogens might be brought to the paintings of Rudolf Gelpke, Ernst Junger, and Walter Vogt, writers who're all yet unknown right here. With the amazing exceptions of Huxley and Wasson, English and American writers at the hallucinogenic event were some distance much less special and eloquent than they.
This translation has been rigorously overseen by means of Albert Hofmann, which made my job either easier and extra stress-free. i'm beholden to R. Gordon Wasson for checking the chapters on LSD's "Mexican relatives" and on "Ska Maria Pastora" for accuracy and style.
Two chapters of this book-"How LSD Originated" and "LSD adventure and Reality"were provided through Albert Hofmann as a paper earlier than the overseas convention "Hallucinogens, Shamanism and sleek Life" in San Francisco at the afternoon of Saturday, September 30, 1978. As part of the convention court cases, the 1st bankruptcy has been released within the magazine of Psychedelic medicines, Vol. eleven (1-2), 1979.

Jonathan Ott Vashon Island, Washington

Milady's Standard Cosmetology 2008

Milady's regular Textbook of Cosmetology has led the best way in cosmetology schooling for eighty years by way of altering to satisfy the evolving wishes of scholars and the marketplace. Having been constructed after broad research via academic layout specialists, this textbook indicates the main subtle tools for relaying details, stimulating suggestion, helping comprehension, and embellishing retention.

Regular Expressions Cookbook (2nd Edition)

Take the guesswork out of utilizing typical expressions. With greater than a hundred and forty useful recipes, this cookbook presents every little thing you must resolve quite a lot of real-world difficulties. beginners will study simple abilities and instruments, and programmers and skilled clients will discover a wealth of aspect. each one recipe presents samples you should use right now.

Additional info for Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)

Example text

I once saw a grave demolished and rebuilt a matter of fifteen centimetres higher up a hillside, because the siting had not been nice enough and no good effects had been felt by the descendants. The surroundings of a grave or house site are taken into account when the geomancy is being assessed. Quite often an attempt will be made to alter them if it will improve the fung-sui. There is a grave on a hill in the New Territories where a large mound has been raised about fifty metres to one side in order to block the view of (and therefore the bad effects of ) a landscape feature which was considered to be spoiling the site.

The Chinese term is fung-sui (風水), which means literally “wind and water”. It is believed that if a house is built on a “good” geomantic spot, the lives of those who live in it will be affected for the better; and if a grave is built on a “good” geomantic site, the descendants of the ancestor(s) buried in that grave will similarly be influenced. The trouble is that it is not easy to know what is a good site, and to go to the trouble and expense of building only to discover later that the fung-sui is poor would clearly be undesirable.

Alas! ) Today over two hundred years later his scholastic ability is still a matter for pride amongst his clan, and special rituals held annually before his tablet in the ancestral hall constantly reinforce his example to the young. Respect for scholarship is by no means a thing of the past.  T 'DDL 6L his fearsome figure is over four metres high, and made of a lashed bamboo framework, covered with coloured papers and foils. The head is papier mâché. He is known to the people of Hong Kong as Daai Si (大士).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.97 of 5 – based on 26 votes