Tag Archives: Traditions

Chinese New Year Overview

As an aspiring event planner and admirer of learning about different cultures, I chose to research the Chinese New Year. Going into the research behind the Chinese New Year, I knew almost nothing and learned a substantial amount, educating me about the types of celebratory cultures customary to China. Learning about traditions from other cultures provides […]



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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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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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Summary of The Circassian Kitchen Analysis

When I first began to analyze the picture of the Circassian women cooking in the kitchen in Jordan, I was full of questions about how this artifact connected to my Jordan Cultural Mosaic class. The question I ended up deciding to dive in on was; what does this artifact say about the women that live […]



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Cultural Shifts for Korean Ethnic Group

Within China there are fifty-five recognized ethnic minority groups. These groups today feel pressure to integrate into modern society. Most groups try to retain their traditions, but in order to make a living, most are forced to give up on their traditional lifestyles and focus on the attraction of tourism. This shift in lifestyles is […]



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