The Metaphor of Mazu Myth and Its Historical Evolution
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从国家与社会、大传统与小传统互动的角度考察妈祖神话演化过程隐喻的历史,认为妈祖神话演化的过程折射出海洋经济文化在农业经济文化的夹缝中生存变异的命运，是古代福建地方社会与国家力量斗争妥协历史的展演。这种不断的互动和交换使妈祖信仰的解释以及妈祖的象征意义经历了一个动态的发展过程，造成了妈祖信仰二元一体的结构体系。Viewed from the interactions of the country and the society as well as the large and the small traditions, the evolution of Mazu myth is studied here, and it is believed that the evolution reflects the destiny of the economic culture of ocean which survives and changes in the crack of economic culture of agriculture. It is the historical performance of the struggle and compromise between ancient Fujian local society and state power. This kind of interacting and exchanging constantly makes the explanation and symbolic meanings of Mazu's faith go through a dynamic course, and builds up Mazu's faith of two integrative structure systems.