The Maintenance of Celestial Burial in Ngari Tibetan Area: Theoretical Debates and the Interview Study
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- Celestial burial; Tibetan Ngari; Religion
This paper discusses celestial burial, a kind of burial that is famous for its main process- let the bodies be eaten by the vultures. As an old and traditional burial, people have already performed the celestial burial for a long time, with all kinds of factors that push them to do so. This paper would mainly discuss the reason why celestial burial is still maintained today, to find out the power behind it. This paper uses the celestial burial in Ngari, Tibetan as an example to study the topic. In this paper, both library research and interviews are used. This article has concluded that celestial burial is maintained because the young generation has the sense of passing on the tradition and they have the sense of social obligation for the ritual.
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TY - CONF AU - Qingyang Hu AU - Yingnuo Wang AU - Yuening Xu PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/28 TI - The Maintenance of Celestial Burial in Ngari Tibetan Area: Theoretical Debates and the Interview Study BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Public Art and Human Development ( ICPAHD 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 407 EP - 413 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220110.080 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220110.080 ID - Hu2022 ER -