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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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Zonbi: A New Kind of Zombie Movie

Zombies have been a hot topic in the twenty-first century. They’ve made a name for themselves in pop culture. Zombies have been the subjects of popular movies including Night of the Living Dead and Zombieland as well as television series like The Walking Dead. Zombies have also been the theme of countless video games, such […]



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Chinese Funeral Customs

Chinese funeral practices are an example of the implication of the three teachings in Chinese culture; Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. In regards to everyday social behaviors and ethics, Confucianism plays a significant role in funerals. Taoism and Buddhism elements in funerals focus on philosophy. There are two common funeral traditions: The funeral ceremony, traditionally lasting […]



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Boutey Vodou for Papa Gede – 2015

NICHOLAS COUTU BOUTEY VODOU FOR PAPA GEDE – 2015 Glass bottle, plastic doll, rubber skull, streamer, crayon, teeth Inspired by Haitian spirit Papa Gede, this bottle is dedicated to the Vodou spirit of death and fertility. Although often considered the good counterpart of Baron Samedi, Papa Gede is known for his foul language and vulgarity. […]



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Death Culture in Vienna

Death Culture in Vienna “We [Viennese] don’t experience death as an enemy, but more as our own shadow, a companion, whom you grab by the elbow and go have a drink with,” as said by Wittigo Keller the director of the Vienna Burial Museum. Austria has fascinating burial practices, one of these practices involves the […]



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