Tag Archives: Spirituality

Qi: The Ancient Energy of a Living World

For my final research project for COR-330-03, Gods, Ghosts, and Ancestors I chose to present my findings in the form of a research paper. The topic of this paper was the ancient spiritual concept of Qi, which originated in China in the time of Confucius, or potentially earlier (the first texts to mention the idea […]



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Chan Buddhism: The Meaning of a Belief

  Buddhism is one of the lesser taught religions when learning about the major religions of the world.  It is a shame that it takes until college for many people to start to learn in depth about it.  So, it is time to learn now, specifically about Chan Buddhism .  Chan is a school of Buddhism […]



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Bai Spirituality and Religion

There are currently about 1,858,063 Bai people living in China today. They are heavily concentrated in the southwestern Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province in Dali. They are surrounded by the Erhai Lake (Li). The Bai can also be found in Bijie area in the Province of Guizhou as well as in the Sangzhi are in […]



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Spirituality and The Supernatural in Chinese Medicine

This past semester, I have gained significant knowledge about spiritual life and vernacular religion in China. This is a subject that, previously, I had very little knowledge of. Learning about the way that religions are developing, after the Cultural Revolution and official atheism under the Communist party, has been a fascinating experience. This suppression that […]



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