The Heavenly Court in Song Family Village

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2009 / 30 minutes

Directed by
Zhifang Song Gary Seaman Steven Rousso-Schindler
Anthropologist
Country of production
United States China
Series
Song Family Village

Religious life in the village is highly gendered, with female shamans dominating most religious activities. These shamanesses and their gods are organised as a “court”, which expresses a hierarchy of power and prestige analogous to the traditional Chinese imperium focused on the emperor and his ministers.

Language and subtitles
Chinese with English Subtitles
Region
Central Asia and Far East
Country
China
Keywords
Gender Role and Identity Shamans and Shamanism Ritual