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Regular version of the site

Book chapter

Ghostlore of Contemporary Beijing

P. 269-289.

This chapter explores supernatural beliefs in the urban space of contemporary Beijing. It examines representations of traditional demonic characters and plots in modern urban culture, the ways in which they survive and adapt in new social and cultural contexts, forms of interaction between traditional and contemporary mass culture, and some specific features of Asian traditions of ghostlore and ghost storytelling. It also discusses demonology as a special realm of Chinese culture, and its main features and new functions in urban conditions, as well as various authorities which influence the content of the supernatural in the spaces of the capital.

In book

Boydell and Brewer Ltd, 2019.