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Chinese Ghosts Revisited: A Study of Paranormal Beliefs and Experiences

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by Charles Emmons

Do the Hong Kong Chinese experience ghosts, hauntings, spirit mediumship, ESP and other paranormal phenomena just like people in the West? Or is their culture so different that the ghost accounts in this book will seem bizarre to anyone else?

This classic presentation of cases is based on 3,600 interviews, questionnaires and observations in Hong Kong in 1980/81, updated by recent materials over 30 years later. Interestingly, in spite of clear influences from ancestor worship and Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist culture, parapsychological theories of apparitions from the West also apply to the Chinese cases.

For this 2017 edition, Charles Emmons has revisited his earlier conclusions and added new material that has come to light in the intervening years. This book remains the only major cross-cultural study comparing Chinese with Western ghost experiences.

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Do the Hong Kong Chinese experience ghosts, hauntings, spirit mediumship, ESP and other paranormal phenomena just like British and Americans? Or is their culture so different that the ghost accounts in this book will seem bizarre to anyone else?

This classic presentation of cases is based on 3,600 interviews, questionnaires and observations in Hong Kong in 1980/81, updated by recent materials over 30 years later. Interestingly, in spite of clear influences from ancestor worship and Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist culture, parapsychological theories of apparitions from the West also apply to the Chinese cases. For this 2017 edition, Charles Emmons has revisited his earlier conclusions and added new material that has come to light in the intervening years. This book remains the only major cross-cultural study comparing Chinese with Western ghost experiences.

Additional information

Dimensions140 x 216 mm
Pages

344

Binding

Paperback

About the author

Charles Emmons is a sociologist/anthropologist at Gettysburg College (Pennsylvania, USA) who has studied paranormal phenomena for 35 years. He combines an open but skeptical social-scientific approach with, more recently, an experiential, intuitive view from his personal experiences as a Spiritualist.

His books include Chinese Ghosts and ESP (1982), Hong Kong Prepares for 1997 (1987), At the Threshold: UFOs, Science and the New Age (1997), and coauthored with Penelope Emmons: Guided by Spirit: A Journey into the Mind of the Medium (2003) and Science and Spirit: Exploring the Limits of Consciousness (2012). He is active in the research groups Exploring the Extraordinary, and The Society for Scientific Exploration.