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Strange Love

For a semester, an exchange student’s life is taken for a roller coaster of a journey, from the highs of love to the lows of near death, the narrator John leads us through a harrowing time in his life. The project that I’ve written is a first person narrative in the style of a post […]



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Medicine: A Place for Traditional Chinese Medicine

The research that has been conducted considers the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside of Western medicine. The operational definition for Traditional Chinese Medicine that was used for the paper is medicine that is conducted from a practitioner that uses either spiritual healing or herbal healing. From this, the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine was […]



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Spirit Money

For my final project, I decided to take a deeper look at the various forms and uses of “spirit money.” With this I was able to learn the history of this practice, what it is, and all of the different uses it falls under in Chinese customs. Spirit money, or “money for the dead” is […]



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The Diamond Cutter Institute -The Roach Controversy

My final project will take the form of a research paper, on American re-interpretations and corruptions of Tibetan Buddhism. For example the teachings of Geshe Michael Roach, and his.Diamond Cutter Institute. Roach has been the main focus of my research. Roach has several distinguishing features that point to him being a master influencer and manipulator, […]



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Chinese Culture and Art Censorship

  By Benjamin Hiller   As a game artist and avid player of the collectable trading card game Magic: the Gathering, I was intrigued when I read an article from 2006 entitled “Alternate Chinese Art in Ravnica, Part 1” posted by Wizards of the Coast the publishing company behind many popular tabletop games including Dungeons […]



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