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Paper Offerings in Chinese Culture

I chose to write a national geographic style article for my final project. My topic is paper offerings in Chinese culture and their significance. Paper offerings, as described in my article, take on many different forms, have a large significance in Chinese culture and have many different uses. Paper offerings come in all forms, shapes, […]



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Feng Shui: Traditional vs The West

For my final project, I decided to research traditional feng shui and how it has been interpreted in western societies. I wrote a paper comparing the meanings of feng shui to the different cultures. Before doing research, I only understood the western beliefs of feng shui. But traditional Chinese feng shui is complex and full […]



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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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Daoism in the West

  This project is a pamphlet about the differences of Traditional Chinese Taiosm versus modern interpretations of Taoism in the West, namely America. The pamphlet itself is a landscape booklet with text essentially in the form of an essay, however having what is essentially an essay in a non-essay format allows for me to add […]



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Feng Shui

“In ancient Chinese myth there is the tale of a primordial battle. Previously the circular Heaven was separate from the square Earth and was supported by eight great mountains in each of the eight directions. When the water demon Gong Gong fought with the fire god Zhu Rong, he toppled the northwestern [pillar], Mount Buzhou, […]



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