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Ghosts in Chinese Films

Dolan Metcalf COR 330- Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors Abstract Noonan   Character names and descriptions- When naming the characters, I tried to find something that either sounded “right” for the character or something that meant something. For example, Zeng and Lei were not named after anything in particular but they way the names sounded seemed […]

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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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The Spiritual World of Kung-fu Movies

I have written an essay about the supernatural aspects of martial arts in several Chinese films. Martial Arts I start off by writing about the ideas behind Chinese martial arts themselves, mainly how they are relevant to both body and spirit. They are about developing both and improving oneself for the sake of it and […]

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Exploring Fox Spirits

I wanted to dive a little deeper into the belief and understanding of fox spirits, but I didn’t simply want to do a research paper. One of my favorite texts from the Gods, Ghosts, Ancestors course was Pu Songling’s Strange Tales. So I thought to myself, “Why not mix my major in with my core project and […]

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Unearthing the Past of the forgotten Europeans

The discoveries made in the Tarim river basin ameliorate the brazen paradigms of our past assumptions, enabling us to gain a better understanding of the circumstances that encouraged the migration, dissemination, and development of people and cultures across the planet. One of the reasons this discovery was so extraordinary was because of the unprecedented condition […]

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