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Ancestral Worship and Gender Imbalance in China

Recently, the One Child Policy that had existed in China for the past thirty-seven years was lifted, and now allows for Chinese couples to have more than just a single child.  In light of this, this paper will be examining the events that led up to the enacting of this policy, and relating those events […]



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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 Communist Theme Park Fun

When a family in America thinks of going to a theme park, they probably think of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, or maybe even Santa’s Village. There are similar parks in the People’s Republic of China, but there is also a new park with much different content from what you might expect when looking for […]



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Religious Equality for Chinese Christians

China’s history has spanned thousands of years, through hundreds of leaders. With different leaders came drastically varying stances on religion. Christianity has been an ever-present part of society since the sixth century, surviving through a great deal of oppression. With an estimated 69 million followers today, the religion has enveloped more than 5% of the […]



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Buddhism Revival

Since my childhood I have always been extremely fascinated by Chinese culture and it’s history. It’s one of the oldest and most complicated civilizations the world has ever seen, and culturally, it is very different than our Western society. After my sister was adopted from China, and learning more of her personal history and her […]



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