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The Importance of Ghost Marriages

Ghost marriages are a complex ritual that dates back hundreds of years in China’s history. There are various forms of ghost marriages and the reasons why these unions take place vary on the circumstance of the family. This paper explores how ghost marriages originated, why they take place, the different ceremonies that occur throughout China, […]



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Zhong Kui: King of the Ghosts

For my project I will be designing a third person hack n’ slash open world adventure game set in ancient China. The game focuses around playing as Zhong Kui, the Chinese “King of Ghosts”. The game briefly covers his life before his suicide and continues most of its play time around his eventual incarnation as […]



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Spirit Money for the Dead in China

Deeply rooted in Chinese culture and ideology is the belief that taking care of your ancestors and other deities who have passed on to the afterlife is important. There are many traditions that worship and honor the dead in China, and one tradition is the act of burning spirit money and other paper goods. By […]



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Chinese Ghost Marriages

            Chinese Ghost Marriages For my final project, I researched the fascinating and somewhat jarring topic of Chinese ghost marriages and wrote my paper on the research that I gathered. “Till death do us part” does not apply for everyone. An ancient Chinese tradition that dates back as far as 221 B.C. involves the marrying […]



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Botl”Marassa Jumeaux- The divine twins”

Video   In our COR 330 – “Shaking the Spirits” course, we used the perspective of art and ritual to explore the idea of Voodoo and other African Creole religions in the areas such as Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil. Four our Global Connections project, we were prompted to create a Boutey- a decorated bottle inspired […]



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