Chinese Myth and Modern Social Practices Essay by Master Researcher

Chinese Myth and Modern Social Practices
This paper examines the Chinese myths associated with having a safe delivery and healthy child.
# 91122 | 900 words | 2 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures)

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The paper discusses how mothers who desire to have a child in China are guided by a plethora of Chinese myths that affect the process of giving birth in the modern era. These practices have evolved through Chinese ancestry and are considered essential elements of the pregnancy, delivery and after-birth process. The paper explains that women who follow these rituals are believed to be destined to have healthy babies.

From the Paper:

"The BBC reports on two specific myths that affect a woman's after-birth and the health of her child. These myths are detailed in the narrative by Kate Saunders. Saunders contends that women often practice the ritual of the burial of the placenta and "lying-in" ("Chinese Baby Rites"). Ancient Chinese believed that if the placenta were "buried in an auspicious location" that child would be destined to have good fortune ("Chinese Baby Rites")."

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