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The ceremony of ancestral worship

A Chinese believes that he has three souls and when he dies one goes to the other world, one into the tomb, and the third into the Ancestral Tablet which is treasured and worshipped by his surviving family. It is said that the Chinese spend 24,000,000 pounds per annum on Ancestral worship.

Author / Creator Unknown
Format 1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm.
Publisher London : Church Missionary Society
Year 18--?
HKBU Library collection Chinese Missionary Art Collection
Work type Postcard
Keyword(s) Children Christianity Missionaries
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Cite this image as: "The ceremony of ancestral worship", in Hong Kong Baptist University Library Art Collections, accessed 22/05/2424,

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