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Spirit Money

For my final project, I decided to take a deeper look at the various forms and uses of “spirit money.” With this I was able to learn the history of this practice, what it is, and all of the different uses it falls under in Chinese customs. Spirit money, or “money for the dead” is […]



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The Invisible Hand: A Game of Afterlife Economics

The stories that comprise religion and mythology tend to reflect the world around those telling them.  In the case of the ancient Chinese, a large part of their daily lives was the imperial government, which seemed, from the point of view of the common man, overbearing, convoluted, and monolithic.  Chinese heaven and hell took on […]



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The Invisible Hand: A Game of Afterlife Economics

The stories that comprise religion and mythology tend to reflect the world around those telling them.  In the case of the ancient Chinese, a large part of their daily lives was the imperial government, which seemed, from the point of view of the common man, overbearing, convoluted, and monolithic.  Chinese heaven and hell took on […]



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Chinese Ghost Marriage With a Slight Focus in Taiwan

It is well known that Chinese culture, like many cultures around the world, is based off of a patriarchal society. Traditionally, a woman belonged to her husband’s familial line and seen as only a temporary figure in the birth family’s home. Ancestral worship is a large part of the culture and closely follows the patriarchal […]



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Buddhist Afterlife

For my Final Project I made a brochure on a guide to the Buddhist Afterlife. The magnitude of the reward of an afterlife promised in the case of Christians is significantly greater than in relation to both Buddhism and Taiwanese folk religions. My main focus for my project  is on afterlife in the Buddhist religion. […]



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