I’ve just updated my page on Bazhou, one of the most rewarding counties on the Hebei plain for the study of ritual groups, with some more photos and subtle edits…
To remind you, this is part of a major series under local ritual where I move from occupational household groups in north Shanxi to amateur (mostly village-wide) associations on the Hebei plain, and thence to some other regions of north China.
Just for the Hebei plain, the list (sub-menu under Themes > Local ritual in the top menu) also includes
- The Houtu precious scroll
- The Houshan Daoists
- Ritual groups of suburban Beijing
- Ritual groups of Jinghai
- Dharma-drumming associations of Tianjin
- Tianjin: a folk Buddhist group
- Baiyangdian lake
- Funerals in Hebei
- Nuns of rural Hebei.
All these fieldnotes relate to articles on temple ritual in old Beijing (including the Zhihua temple), and the village associations of Gaoluo and Qujiaying.