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Mourners’ Gestures and Behaviors

  • Xiaoqun Wu
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Abstract

In this chapter, the author compares mourners’ gestures and behaviors in ancient Greece and ancient China. The gestures and behaviors of mourners form important aspects of ritualized mourning. We can find a series of ritualized actions for mourners in ancient Greece. There were no specific requirements for mourners’ gestures in ancient China. ‘Beating the breast and stamping the feet’ (捶胸顿足) were expressions of the greatest pain for the Chinese.

Keywords

Mourners’ gestures Prosthesis Beating the breast and stamping the feet 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoqun Wu
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  1. 1.Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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