Category Archives: Gods, Ghosts and Ancestors

Chinese New Year Overview

As an aspiring event planner and admirer of learning about different cultures, I chose to research the Chinese New Year. Going into the research behind the Chinese New Year, I knew almost nothing and learned a substantial amount, educating me about the types of celebratory cultures customary to China. Learning about traditions from other cultures provides […]

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Strange Love

For a semester, an exchange student’s life is taken for a roller coaster of a journey, from the highs of love to the lows of near death, the narrator John leads us through a harrowing time in his life. The project that I’ve written is a first person narrative in the style of a post […]

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Burning Money Like You’ll Die Tomorrow

Burning money is an ancient Chinese tradition. Real money isn’t being burned, it is being spent on paper imitations which are burned. What these imitations are called can change depending on who you talk to.  Many refer to them as zhĭ or paper but this does not create a difference between the paper that is […]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine in Today’s World

The history of Taoist ideas in relation to the mind and body provide a lot of underlying concepts in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM not only has impacted Chinese culture and way of life, but is now impacting the way of life for those here in the US, specifically with the increase of acupuncture use. […]

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