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Chinese Altars and Spiritual Practice in the Informal Setting

     Altars are a common structure seen in many different kinds of places of worship across many different kinds of cultures. With the image of the altar comes along a preconceived notion about what it is, what purpose it serves, where it should be, and how it should look. Although altars are important aspects […]



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Buddhism in America and its Influence

Abstract For this project, I would be creating a short magazine in a format such as National Geographic. The topic I’ll be focusing on will be about the religions in China and more importantly how it was spread to the U.S and altered by the new environment. Even today, we notice how great of an […]



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The Four Great Folktales of China

  I only knew a small grasp of Chinese culture and beliefs, which inhibited me from clearly understanding Chinese folklore and religions. Studying more into the culture, I found that Chinese folklore is rich with many ghost stories and tales that reflect the beliefs of the region. There are so many in fact, that to […]



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Sir Aurel Stein & The Silk Road

In the early 1900’s, Sir Marc Aurel Stein, a Hungarian-British archaeologist, set out to confirm his theories about the rich past of the Silk Road. In three expeditions, Stein traversed 25,000 miles of central Asia and western China, thus gaining the reputation of conducting “the most daring and adventurous raids upon the ancient world.” Since […]



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