The Way That Lives in the Heart:
Chinese Popular Religion and Spirit Mediums in Penang, Malaysia
Jean Elizabeth Debernardi
New. Jean DeBernardii in her preface quotes the Chinese saying, "If you ask the gods there will be a reply." If you ever wanted to know about the spirit mediums possessed by the Monkey God, the Third Prince, the Vagabond Buddha and others, then you should find your answer in this well researched but very readbale book. In order to produce this major work on modern Chinese popular religion the author interviewed twenty-two practicing spirit mediums, some of them while in a trance state. The 372 page book includes many relevant black and white illustrations as well as many tables, an extensive bibliography and a glossary in Mandarin and the Penang Hokkien dialect of major terms. Very Good Hardback in a Near Fine Dust Jacket
Weight: 0.8 kg Post free within Malaysia
Published by Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2006. First edition.
Condition: The dust jacket has minor curling of the edges. There is dirt on the top of the text block and slight signs of damp on the end papers. Otherwise the book looks new.