Advisor

Martha Works

Date of Award

3-2002

Document Type

Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (41 pages)

Subjects

Feng shui, Chinese Americans -- Funeral customs and rites -- Oregon

Abstract

Paper 2: Upwards of 20,000 Chinese migrated to Oregon before 1890. Upon their deaths many were interred in "Chinese cemeteries." In China, the placement of cemeteries is an important aspect of the traditional Chinese religion. This paper asks if the early Chinese practiced the same Feng Shui in the placement of the Oregon gravesites. While Feng Shui is not codified, there are a few general principles to determine graveyard placement, and by comparing Oregon Chinese gravesites with that required for proper Feng Shui placement, concluded that the early Chinese immigrants may have followed the precepts of traditional Chinese religion in siting.

Description

A research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Geography.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16097

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