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Soft as Stone: A Chinese Martial Arts Story

My final project took the form of a fictional piece drawing inspiration both from the underlying spiritual concepts of martial arts in China and the portrayal of those themes in Chinese martial arts films. Through my story I attempted to create an illustration of key concepts in Chinese martial arts. I will now briefly detail […]



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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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Funeral Customs in China

The goal of this project is to dive deep into an aspect of Chinese life regarding religion or beliefs. The topic I chose for my project is the funeral customs in China. The reason I chose this topic is because I was interested in the customs of another country. For another class, multicultural psychology, we […]



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Chinese Zodiac: Exploring The Cosmos Abstract

The Chinese Zodiac This research looks at three major aspects of Chinese zodiac. The Chinese used the concepts of yin and yang, the five elements, and the animal zodiac to explain the cosmos happening around them. At the time, before any concepts of modern medicine or science, the Chinese turned to these tools to help […]



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China’s Five Element Theory

Fire, earth, metal, water, and wood; the five elements of traditional Chinese thought. They are the make up of the world, the phases of energy, a system of balance and order, and a never ending cycle. The Five Element Theory or Wu Xing is originally from Daoist beliefs and is one way of describing and […]



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