Contemporary practices: Hong Kong

Chan, S. & Chow, A. 2017

‘A cultural sociological review of Chinese funeral ritual’ in N. Thompson & G. Cox (eds) Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief and Bereavement: A Guide to Theory and Practice, London: Routledge, 351-365.

Teather, E. 2001

‘Time out and worlds apart: tradition and modernity meet in the time-space of the gravesweeping festivals of Hong Kong’, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 22:2, 156-172.

Teather, E. 1998

‘High rise homes for ancestors: cremation in Hong Kong’, Geographic Review, 89, 409-30.

Westendorp, M. 2018

‘Individual expressions of familial rituals: Buddhist and Anglican ways of paying respect to ancestors in contemporary Hong Kong’, Journal of Ritual Studies, 32:2, 43-54.


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