Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Bible and FeminismRemapping the Field$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Yvonne Sherwood

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198722618

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198722618.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 16 October 2019

The Politics of Remembrance

The Politics of Remembrance

Genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1–9 and Haunting Memories in China

(p.371) Chapter 21 The Politics of Remembrance
The Bible and Feminism

Wong Wai Ching Angela

Oxford University Press

The genealogies section of 1 Chronicles 1: 1 to 9: 34 is known as the ‘genealogical hall’ which shares the function of a traditional Chinese ancestral hall in which ancestors are to be remembered as a testimony to a unified origin of the clan. Similarly, when Israelites lost their temple and the land, the Chroniclers tried painstakingly to make sense of Israelite history by ‘registering’ (yahas) the lost tribes into the genealogies for a unified Israel for the future. When Paul Riceour asks the people to ‘re-member’, it is not just about not-forgetting but also keeping in mind of those who are members of our community who were lost to human tragedy. This chapter will study the meaning of writing back into history through the cross-textual readings of the genealogies hall of 1 Chronicles and the politics of memories for the traumatic Chinese events.

Keywords:   national memorials, duty to remember, all Israel, being registered, citizens’ investigation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .