A Study on the Route of the ChengHuang Pilgrimage in Kinmen

  • 王 晨芳

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

Religion is closely related to our lives it may affect the definition of a settlement or even affect our living habits people connect with the gods through different religious ceremonies and different religions will produce different ritual patterns these different activities have different needs for space As a result a variety of different religious buildings have been created But in fact there are many religious ceremonies that take place in cities not in these exclusive religious spaces The spatial pattern texture of a city reflects the history and humanities behind it so religious activities in the urban space will also echo it The most relevant relationship between religious activities and urban space is the pilgrimage The encirclement activity is a religious ritual in which the gods patrol their jurisdiction Therefore through the ChengHuang Pilgrimage in Kinmen we will discuss the spatial relationship between urban space and the pilgrimage space Kinmen is a low-development county and city Therefore it also retains a lot of traditional settlement space patterns but also to preserve the past street and alley space scale Its urban texture is more clear so we can see the interaction between the pilgrimage team and the urban space Through the study on the route of the Pilgrimage we will explore the relationship between the team ChengHuang Pilgrimage in Kinmen and the urban space how they interact with each other how to restrict each other or how viewers use urban space The process of transforming a town from a living field to a religious field and at the same time these spaces mean the transformation of the spatial meaning of different participants Pilgrimage is an invisible cultural activity which has many carriers to present its cultural meaning and this studty with a series of exploration of n the route space to understand the cultural meaning of Houpu space and from the Pilgrimage route series of faith people and space relations
Date of Award2019
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPing-Sheng Wu (Supervisor)

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