【1】In 2007, The Memorial Ceremony for Bi Gan entered in The List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Henan Province and became a well-known culture event both domestically and internationally of surname origins tracing, which is one of the key components of clan culture.
【2】Afterwards, the clan system collapsed. Shang dynasty and then Zhou dynasty were established. Following the tradition of patriarchy, Zongfa (宗法, Clan Law), a system of government based on blood ties, formed the fundamental social structure, as well as the unique cultural ideology and common faith.
【3】They believed that 'rituals' run through social division of labour and also traditional ethical order, which ease the relation between individuals and their fellows, and between people and society.
【4】The origins tracing event built on cultural identity is of great significance to enhance the identity of Chinese nation. Spontaneously and continuously, it fights against social trends such as neoliberalism and populism, which are prevalent today.
【5】worship activities exclusive to the Lins' clan also have great limitations