Tag Archives: Daoism

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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Daoshi – A Game Involving Daoist Exorcism

Overview Daoshi is a puzzle driven 3D exploration game, where players take control of a local Zhengyi Daoshi (a Daoist priest who performs rituals from his home) who has been asked to diagnose a case of bad luck and illness in a local middle-class house, whose owners believe they have somehow angered a ghost.  Players […]



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Art of the Taoist Religion

This past semester I took Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors with Professor Noonan and Shaking the Spirit with Professor Wehmeyer. In Shaking the Spirit we looked at lots of art from Haitian vodou and explored how art plays a role in the practice and celebration. In Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors we looked at a variety of religions within China and their practices. Pairing these […]



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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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The Four Great Folktales of China

  I only knew a small grasp of Chinese culture and beliefs, which inhibited me from clearly understanding Chinese folklore and religions. Studying more into the culture, I found that Chinese folklore is rich with many ghost stories and tales that reflect the beliefs of the region. There are so many in fact, that to […]



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