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Traditional Chinese Medicine In a Modern World

            For my final project, I decided to investigate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and how it possess very different ideals than that of the western world. The US in particular tends to refer to the term ‘medicine’ as pharmaceuticals or simply, drugs. Traditional Chinese Medicine more or less views this term as a means of […]



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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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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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Supernatural Beliefs Embedded in Chinese Medicine

Can you imagine what it’d be like if you were an herbalist who had to expel an evil spirit from someone’s body? For my topic, I’ve chosen Chinese supernatural beliefs embedded in Chinese medicine (qi, yin/yang, etc.). I will share what I’ve learned through a non-fictional story titled: The Pig, The Spearman, & the Zhōngyī. […]



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Chinese Communist Theme Park Fun

When a family in America thinks of going to a theme park, they probably think of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, or maybe even Santa’s Village. There are similar parks in the People’s Republic of China, but there is also a new park with much different content from what you might expect when looking for […]



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