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Burning Money Like You’ll Die Tomorrow

Burning money is an ancient Chinese tradition. Real money isn’t being burned, it is being spent on paper imitations which are burned. What these imitations are called can change depending on who you talk to.  Many refer to them as zhĭ or paper but this does not create a difference between the paper that is […]



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The dangers of lone females in China

Throughout this semester, our class “Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors” taught by Kerry Noonan focused on the region of China. We discussed just that but got into some great in-depth political discussions along the way in which Communism really affected the Chinese people. We floated from subject to subject throughout the semester which was one of […]



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Help, Beautiful Ghost Boys Want To Marry Me!!

  For my final project, I chose to create a short story centered on the theme of Chinese ghost marriage in the style of a dating sim. I wanted to utilize my acquired knowledge of ghost marriage traditions to craft a quirky romantic comedy that juxtaposes an ancient tradition against modern Chinese life. The story […]



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Chinese Ghost Marriage Abstract

Maria Crawford COR-330-08: Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors Abstract Final Project: Abstract   My project is on Chinese ghost marriages. I loosely used the format of a National Geographic article, particularly the ones on their website. I’ve looked at several different articles on the National Geographic website to try to figure out what sort of format […]



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BOUTEY VODOU FOR BARON SAMEDI: A Tribute Bottle Baron Samedi

Voduo is a religion that is commonly associated with possessions and dark magic in U.S. popular culture. The curriculum of “Shaking the Spirit” at Champlain College is aimed at dispelling the misconceptions associated with voduo. In reality, it is a community centered religion that is highly adaptable. The main focus of voduo is on the […]



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