Traditional Chinese Funerals
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.
- "death rite." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 18 Jan. 2005 <http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=66358>
|Title||Traditional Chinese Funerals|
|Published||March 17, 2015|
|Last Updated||January 29, 2021|
|MLA Citation||“Traditional Chinese Funerals.” ReligionFacts.com. 29 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/chinese-religion/funerals>|