Paper sycee to burn in temples for ancestor veneration
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s471. See GJ01-037 (bundles of paper sycee for sale).
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‘THE LAND OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH.’ This remarkable burden is composed of tin foil for burning at the graves of the dead. It is computed that the public worship of ancestors costs the Chinese Empire £6,000,000 annually, and the private worship £24,000,000. / China Inland Mission, Newington Green, London, N.
Black and white photograph