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Festivals, feasts and feastdays, celebrations, holidays, large gatherings, etc.

Chinese Festivals in the Order of the Lunar Year

My project is about Chinese Festivals and how they are celebrated in China. I decided to go with a pamphlet like format as I wanted to be able to provide an easy to read, yet informative, display with a lot of picture so that the reader could get a better feel for the festivals and […]

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Chinese New Year Traditions In The Modern Age

The Chinese New Year is a fantastical celebration full of rich, vibrant culture and traditions. This celebration is also known as the Spring Festival, and remains the most important social and economic holiday in Chinese culture. It is a fifteen day celebration filled with food, family, and ancient traditions like; decorations, and spiritual cleansing. The […]

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Folk Gods of Chinese Culture: A Quick-Reference Guide

Chris Johnson 11.19.2014 COR330-09 Gods, Ghosts, & Ancestors Final Project Abstract For westerners traveling to China, what one might find the most surprising about Chinese folk religion is it’s complexity. Over thousands of years, Chinese culture has given rise to hundreds of different gods, each with their own personalities, domains, and idiosyncrasies. Many enthusiasts who […]

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Feeding the Hungry Ghosts in a Modern Market Economy

By Matt Sacco 11/19/2014   I knew early in the semester that I wanted my final project to focus in some way on the interaction between the living and the dead, as expressed through the observance of Chinese popular religious customs. While I find the festivals and rites surrounding ancestor veneration to be just as […]

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