Ancestral Deliverance and Puppet Performance: <i>Mulian Rescues his Mother</i> and <i>Bima Goes to Heaven</i>

Ancestral Deliverance and Puppet Performance: Mulian Rescues his Mother and Bima Goes... <p>Abstract:</p><p>Asian ancestral deliverance narratives are epitomized, in the Chinese puppet show stories of Mulian rescuing his mother and the Balinese puppet show tale of Bima saving his parents. The Mulian story with links to the Hungry Ghost Festival and Bima&apos;s story with ties to cremation ceremonies in Bali are comparable, showing that puppetry across different Asian religious and national divides has link to rituals honoring the dead.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Ancestral Deliverance and Puppet Performance: <i>Mulian Rescues his Mother</i> and <i>Bima Goes to Heaven</i>

Asian Theatre Journal, Volume 35 (1) – Apr 5, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 The University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-2109

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>Asian ancestral deliverance narratives are epitomized, in the Chinese puppet show stories of Mulian rescuing his mother and the Balinese puppet show tale of Bima saving his parents. The Mulian story with links to the Hungry Ghost Festival and Bima&apos;s story with ties to cremation ceremonies in Bali are comparable, showing that puppetry across different Asian religious and national divides has link to rituals honoring the dead.</p>

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 5, 2018

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