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History Lecture Series | Death and Ancestors: The Religion of the Family in China
History Lecture Series | Death and Ancestors: The Religion of the Family in China
WhenWednesday, Feb 5, 2020, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room130
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUniversity of Washington Alumni Association and the Department of History
Description

Winter 2020 Lecture Series
Life, Death, and the Gods

Wednesday, February 5
7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall 130

What happens after death? How should the living care for the dead? How do beliefs about the gods and the afterlife shape different approaches to death and burial? In this exciting set of lectures, four UW historians examine the relationship between the living and the dead in Ancient Rome and Iran and among the Aztecs and the Chinese.

Death and the Ancestors: The Religion of the Family in China
Patricia Ebrey
, Professor, History
The powerful of ancient Chinese society went to great lengths to communicate with their dead ancestors, seeking their advice and keeping them informed of events. These practices spread throughout Chinese society to shape the everyday life of ordinary people, even in more recent centuries.

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