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Scythe and the CityA Social History of Death in Shanghai$
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Christian Henriot

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780804797467

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804797467.001.0001

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A Final Resting Place: From Burial Grounds to Modern Cemeteries

A Final Resting Place: From Burial Grounds to Modern Cemeteries

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(p.143) 4 A Final Resting Place: From Burial Grounds to Modern Cemeteries
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Scythe and the City
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Christian Henriot

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804797467.003.0004

Due to the particular political and spatial configuration of the city, the space devoted to the final resting place was sharply divided and fragmented. This chapter focuses on the process of transformation of Chinese burial grounds and the rise of modern cemeteries in the twentieth century. It examines the role of private companies in the light of the official prescriptions from the state and the inability of local municipal authorities to respond adequately to social demand.

Keywords:   cemetery, burial, municipal regulation, grave, charity

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