CANNIBALISM  同類相食

CUSTOMARY RITUAL of EATING OTHER HUMANS.
Kind Of

RITUAL

Old Chinese Contrasts

KEY IDEA

The ritual consumption of humans by humans is archaeologically well documented at an early stage. Among mammals, man seems to be the only creature which developed this idea, and indeed not only kill each other on a vast scale but also to engage in ritual cannibalism.

LESTRINGANT 1997 the wildly distorting literary "reception history" of this phenomenon. PETTERSSON 1999 provides a useful sourcebook on Chinese official evidence. KEY RAY CHONG is the standard Chinese reference. ZHENG YI details the crucial phenomenon of modern political cannibalism.

KEY RAY CHONG 1990 Cannibalism in China

LESTRINGANT 1997 Cannibals: The Discovery and Representation of the Cannibal from Columbus to Jules Verne

PETTERSSON 1999 Cannibalism in the Dynastic Histories

Lists two important papers on cannibalism in China by Robert de Rotours 1963 and 1968 in T'oungpao.

POIRIER 1991 Histoire des moeurs 3.459-499

BARNARD AND SPENCER 2002 Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

HOROWITZ 2005 New Dictiornary of the History of Ideas, 6 vols.

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • VPi : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 1

Words

易子而食   yì zǐ ér shí OC: leɡ sklɯʔ njɯ ɢljɯɡ MC: jiɛk tsɨ ȵɨ ʑɨk 1 Attribution
  • VPieat each other's children

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