Chinese Religion

Traditional Chinese Funerals

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In traditional Chinese ritual, upon the death of a person, relatives and friends shave the head, wash the body and clip the nails. The deceased is then placed in a sitting position to facilitate the exit of the soul. Those present call the soul to return, possibly to ensure that the release of the soul was definitive.

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Title Traditional Chinese Funerals
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Last UpdatedJanuary 29, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/chinese-religion/funerals
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MLA Citation “Traditional Chinese Funerals.” ReligionFacts.com. 29 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/chinese-religion/funerals>