Tag Archives: Ghosts

Ghosts in Chinese Films

Dolan Metcalf COR 330- Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors Abstract Noonan   Character names and descriptions- When naming the characters, I tried to find something that either sounded “right” for the character or something that meant something. For example, Zeng and Lei were not named after anything in particular but they way the names sounded seemed […]



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San Francisco Chinatown Revealed: Tourists Deprived of Raw Culture

“There are more things in San Francisco’s Chinatown than are dreamed of in Heaven and earth…In reality there are three parts of Chinatown — the part the guides show you, the parts the guides don’t show you, and the part that no one ever hears of” (Rast, 29) Normally when tourists come to San Francisco, […]



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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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Love After Death: Chinese Ghost Marriage (Abstract)

For my final project, I chose to focus on the tradition of ghost marriage in China. This topic interested me not only because of the implications regarding gender, ancestry, and relationships in Chinese culture, but also because of the seemingly blurred distinction between the living and the dead. My project takes the form of a […]



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Sexuality and Ghosts in China

My project, as you can probably tell from the title, is on ghosts in Chinese literature and media. But there is a twist, as I will be focusing on the erotic nature of these ghost stories. It may surprise some people, especially those who are not in Gods, Ghosts and Ancestors, that ghost and spirits […]



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