Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 You Wu
The term “ghost marriage” is a loose translation for a Chinese phrase which literally means “netherworld marriage” (冥婚,minghun). It is the marriage which involves at lease one deceased. It has many similarities to an ordinary marriage and yet is fundamentally different. In this thesis, an inscription from an ancient Chinese tomb is transcribed and translated, followed by a discussion on several key terms in the text. Through the examination of the inscription, the vision of the afterlife in ancient China is found to be both a continuation and a separation from this world.
Wu, You, "Until Death Do Us Unite" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1546.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.