In Case It Rains In Heaven

by Kurt Tong
In Case It Rains In Heaven
  • ISBN-13: 9783868281880
  • Author(s): Kurt Tong
  • Subject: Photography & photographs
  • Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
  • Imprint: Kehrer Verlag
  • Publication Date: 28-04-2011
  • Format: h/b

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£25.00
Traditionally the Chinese burn joss paper (ghost money) for their ancestors so that they can enjoy their afterlives. In recent times, consumer culture has taken hold and these offerings have become more elaborate to reflect the desires of those who are still alive. In an increasingly westernised society, designer handbags, laptop computers, iPods and fast food made out of paper are instead burnt for the recently deceased. In Case it Rains in Heaven is a fascinating visual portrait of the modern manifestations of this ancient tradition.
About the book

Traditionally the Chinese burn joss paper (ghost money) for their ancestors so that they can enjoy their afterlives. In recent times, consumer culture has taken hold and these offerings have become more elaborate to reflect the desires of those who are still alive. In an increasingly westernised society, designer handbags, laptop computers, iPods and fast food made out of paper are instead burnt for the recently deceased. In Case it Rains in Heaven is a fascinating visual portrait of the modern manifestations of this ancient tradition.

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