Tag Archives: Daoist

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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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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The Eight Immortals: A Beginner’s Guide

      The Eight Immortals: A Beginner’s guide          China has many religions that are practiced (Even though some are not recognized by the Chinese government). For this Common Assignment I decided to hone in on Taoist religion.  Taoist focuses on health, immortality, and transformation. A major part of Taoist culture […]



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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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