晚清婚姻文化中的重逢花燭慶典: 鄔啟祚夫婦個案研究

Translated title of the contribution: Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary Celebrations in Late Qing China: A Case Study of the Wu Qizuo Couple

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Abstract

"重逢花燭"指古代夫婦慶祝結褵六十周年,重新燃點花燭,再次舉行婚禮。本文以廣東番禺鄔啟祚(字繼蕃,號吉人,1830—1911)及其妻周氏(1828—1915)之重逢花燭慶典進行個案研究,並運用鄔家著述及結集三百多篇賀作的《南山佳話》爲主要參考文本,嘗試推敲當時盛況,亦藉以窺探中國傳統婚姻文化中較少爲人注意的一面。

The term "reunion under the exquisite candles" (chongfeng huazhu) means to light the wedding candles again, referring to the second wedding of the same couple to celebrate their sixtieth anniversary in pre-modern China. This article features the chongfeng huazhu celebration of Wu Qizuo (1830-1911) and his wife née Zhou (1828-1915) in late Qing Panyu, Guangdong province. It makes use of various publications of the Wu family, and particularly the Nanshan jiahua (Fine Talks of the South Mountains), a commemorative volume that contains over three hundred congratulatory messages, in the study and reconstruction of the occasion to shed light on a previously under-discussed dimension of the marriage customs in traditional China.
Translated title of the contributionSixtieth Wedding Anniversary Celebrations in Late Qing China: A Case Study of the Wu Qizuo Couple
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)225-274
Number of pages50
Journal人文中國學報
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

User-Defined Keywords

  • 重逢花燭
  • 鄔啟祚
  • 鄔吉人
  • 《南山佳話》
  • 番禺鄔氏
  • Sixtieth wedding anniversary
  • Wu Qizuo
  • Wu Jiren
  • Nanshan jiahua
  • the Wu family of Panyu

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