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China: Qing Ming festival

Categories: East Asia, China, History, Ideas, Religion

An astute observation [1] in a post at The Useless Tree regarding China's Qing Ming [2] festival—which took place last week—in which people go and sweep the graves of their relatives:

“If you go to a graveyard to sweep the tomb of your parents, and if you speak out about how they may have died, you may be telling stories that the current regime does not want to hear, stories that push against a simplistic nationalist narrative of continuous and unsullied national greatness.”