Tag Archives: Chinese culture

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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Wu Xing, the Five Elements in Chinese Culture

Throughout COR 330 Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors we looked at Chinese culture from the ancient starts of religion and god worship to the way the way that government and economy have affected these religions and the way that people worship their ancestors in the modern day. Many of the traditions of these ancient cultures have […]



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San Francisco Chinatown Revealed: Tourists Deprived of Raw Culture

“There are more things in San Francisco’s Chinatown than are dreamed of in Heaven and earth…In reality there are three parts of Chinatown — the part the guides show you, the parts the guides don’t show you, and the part that no one ever hears of” (Rast, 29) Normally when tourists come to San Francisco, […]



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Chinese Paper Offerings

For my final project, I chose to research Chinese paper offerings. Paper offerings are a part of ancestor worship that is extremely popular in China. Paper offerings are most popular during the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, but paper offerings are also made year-round for different special and routine events. From working with my […]



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Modern Marriage Customs

Marriage a time of love, joy and happiness. A tradition that is common to almost every culture around the world. For my final project I decided to look at the marriage customs old and new in Chinese culture. More importantly I looked at how the old and new traditions are connected to one another. The […]



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