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February 08, 2003

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A register of al the incarnate gods in the Chinese Empire is kept in the Li Fan Yan or Colonial Office at Peking. The number of gods who have thus taken out a license is one hundred and sixty. Tibet is blessed with thirty of them, Northern Mongolia rejoices in nineteen and Southern Mongolia basks in the sunshine of no less than fifty-seven. The Chinese government with a paternal solicitude for the welfare of its subjects, forbids the gods on the register to be reborn anywhere but in Tibet.

J.G. Frazer, The Golden Bough: A study in Magic and Religion (London, 1922), page 136 (Abridged Edition)

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