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Du meurtre symbolique du père

Abstract : Starting from the ancient canonical Chinese rules about kinship and mourning, we examine the place of the father and of his name in the ritual space of generations, as it is yet conceived today, in modern society. We shall introduce the manifest fear that a female anti-genealogical network should jeopardise the patrilineal arborescence, prevailing in the Chinese kinship rules. We shall get onto the theme of the particular destiny of a child to put his (her) father’s life at risk because of the time of his (her) birth. We shall expose the sublimation process and the “poisonous remedies” that are used then. We shall conclude on the present generation and on the new situation imposed on it to give birth to a single child and to assume, all the same, it’s duties towards ancestors.
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Brigitte Baptandier. Du meurtre symbolique du père. Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident, Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2012, pp.277--312. ⟨10.4000/extremeorient.237⟩. ⟨hal-01632052⟩

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