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Sacred After Death

Across the world there are so many ways in which the living honor the dead China is no exception. This says a lot about the culture in China because being honored in death is just as if not more important than honor in life. You can look at our customs here for a funeral and […]



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Film Proposal on Chinese Family Coming Together on New Year’s Eve (And 8 Year Old Channeling Inner Bruce Lee)

AJ Purnell Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors Professor Kerry Noonan December 2nd, 2015 Common Assignment For the common assignment in my COR 330 class of Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors, our project varied from a range of options, as we had to integrate the culture of China, whether it be historical or modern China, within the type […]



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Mauritania: Syncretic Islam and the Acceptance of Slavery

Mauritania is one of the few countries in the world living under Sharia law, and it is the last remaining stronghold of slavery in the modern world. Mauritania faces severe economic difficulties annually, with 40% of the population impoverished, only 58% literate, and up to 20% of the population enslaved creating a uniquely disempowered situation […]



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Women and Marriage in Early Byzantium

A snapshot of a typical early Byzantine marriage: Nicetas, a man around the age of 28 has made a living as a potter, he desires to ensure his legacy by marrying and having children. Byzantium was a Christian society so the marriage was officiated at a church, both the bride and groom must be Christians. […]



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The Story Between Borders

The Story Between Borders   Sometimes there are some immigrants that will make the trip and other times there are those who won’t, but in the end it’s all a gamble. Crossing the border is different for each person crossing, and in this story, a character will have a reason to want to cross the […]



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