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Chinese Zodiac: Exploring The Cosmos Abstract

The Chinese Zodiac This research looks at three major aspects of Chinese zodiac. The Chinese used the concepts of yin and yang, the five elements, and the animal zodiac to explain the cosmos happening around them. At the time, before any concepts of modern medicine or science, the Chinese turned to these tools to help […]



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Buddhism in America – Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors Abstract

Religion became part of the human social experience because it intended to explain the meaning of life and the origin of creation. It gave people a reason to be humane and offered a glimpse to the after life. Religion exploded on our culture like an atomic bomb and helped to shape our worldview as well […]



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Sun Wukong: The Great Sage, Equal of Heavan

For my final project, I have chosen to outline an anime adaptation of the novel Monkey by Arthur Waley. This novel is an abridged English translation of the Chinese classic Journey to the West written by Wu Cheng’en. The novel tells many stories in short form, that each lead one into the other as chapters […]



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Mogao Caves: A Thousand Years of Buddhist History

All the way on the other side of the world, in the Gansu province of China, you will find the oasis city of Dunhuang. The city, whose name means “Blazing Beacon”, is situated near the western side of the Gobi Desert. Dunhuang has always attracted many travelers. Today it is a popular tourist site, but […]



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