Possessed Architecture: Ancestral Hauntings in Confucianism


Drawing upon academic and embodied explorations on the figure of the ghost in the broad and interdisciplinary field of memory research, ‘Possessed Architecture: Ancestral Hauntings in Confucianism’ delves into the kaleidoscopic aspects of haunting metaphors to address past instances of trauma that may affect present cultural realities in the overseas Chinese community within Thailand. Examining social, political, and cultural contexts in which ghosts are produced and encountered, the dissertation also provides a detailed reading of a specific spatiotemporality of the presence of the ghost in the Thai context that haunts the overseas Chinese community in Thailand.