The story of how he saves her and the development of this very popular chinese festival is the story told in this excellent book the ghost festival in medieval china how does the story of mu lien and the hells he finds link in with the 10 traditional hells of chinese buddhism today what role does the bodhisattva dizang play. A well researched and well written account on the ghost festival i began with limited knowledge about chinese history beliefs and traditions yet was able to read this without difficulty i found the evolution of mu liens story rather fascinating in the beginning he is an ordinary son who tries . Largely unstudied until now the religious festivals that attracted chinese people from all walks of life provide the most instructive examples of the interaction between chinese forms of social life and the indian tradition of buddhism stephen teiser examines one of the most important of such annual celebrations he provides a comprehensive interpretation of the festivities of the seventh . Teiser uncovers a wide range of sources many translated or analyzed for the first time in any language to demonstrate how the symbolism rituals and mythology of the ghost festival pervaded the social landscape of medieval china stephen f teiser is associate professor of religion at princeton university. The ghost festival in medieval china on buddhist rites for the recently dead and the development of the ghost festival in medieval times see steven teiser both works for the development
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