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The sacred Taishan mountain
The sacred Taishan mountain

Taishan Mountain, life and death in Chinese culture, according to the work of Edouard Chavannes  Mountains are, in China, divinities. They are considered as nature powers who act in a conscious way and who can, therefore, be made favourable by sacrifices and touched...

A Taoist exorcism séance
A Taoist exorcism séance

'My friend is going to conclude an exorcism service this morning and, if you are really so interested, he hopes you can come and witness it.' He paused uncertainly. 'But I must warn 86 you that it is not a pretty sight. Really it is most unpleasant, disgusting and...

Chinese superstitions before the birth
Chinese superstitions before the birth

To have five sons, rich, vigorous, literate and who become mandarins: this is the ideal of any Chinese family. From this matrix idea emerged the various types of popular images that are displayed in all households: Wu Zi Deng Ke (五子登科), Have five official children!...

Asking about Taoism
Asking about Taoism

Now is the time to ask him something about Taoism, I decided, and I poured out my questions. He looked up at me with his innocent, childish eyes, his smile gentle but, I thought, slightly ironical. 'Take time, observe and learn,' he said simply. 'Words spoken in haste...

Chinese characters

Chinese character 次 second, times
Chinese character 次 second, times

Chinese character 次 second, times second times, order inferior remain stand. HSK - 2 STROKES - 6 RADICAL - 冫Elements  ----  two 二  + open mouth 欠. Phonetic series 次. This is two 二 breaths (or two sneezes) with an open mouth 欠, emphasizing the second one. Second >...

Ethnic groups

Childbirth in Naxi culture
Childbirth in Naxi culture

The rituals performed at birth suggest that in the Naxi traditional thought the entering of the Sv life god in a person is a gradual process developed during the last term of pregnancy and the first days of life, and that this process is considered complete in a first...

Chinese culture

The sacred Taishan mountain
The sacred Taishan mountain

Taishan Mountain, life and death in Chinese culture, according to the work of Edouard Chavannes  Mountains are, in China, divinities. They are considered as nature powers who act in a conscious way and who can, therefore, be made favourable by sacrifices and touched...

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