Gnostic scriptures found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt.

Anthropology: An Overview of the Different Religions in Human History

There are over 4,000 religions including the various denominations, sects, traditions, religious movements, religious organizations, etc. This number only keeps increasing with time. In this post, we will attempt to understand the meaning and necessity of religion. Then, we shall … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview of the Different Religions in Human History

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Anthropology: What Makes Miyazaki Films Special and Foreign to the Western World?

Ghibli is a very well-known studio, even though there are some confusions about its origin. To clarify everything from the beginning, Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation studio founded by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki in 1985 in Tokyo, but … Continue reading Anthropology: What Makes Miyazaki Films Special and Foreign to the Western World?

Anthropology: The History of Chinese Religion and Cultural Integration

Chinese civilization has lasted for 5000 years with numerous encounters of foreign religions. Many religions have integrated with Chinese culture. Although after the foundation of the People’s Republic of China, the communist ideology didn’t promote any religions across the country. … Continue reading Anthropology: The History of Chinese Religion and Cultural Integration

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Japan

Architecture of Buddhist Temples in Japan: An Amalgamation of Chinese Styles and Japanese Variants

Japanese Buddhist temples are famous for their unique architectural style, stunning statues and tranquil grounds. Almost every municipality in Japan has at least one temple, while large cultural centres have hundreds of them. The temples hold and display sacred Buddhist … Continue reading Architecture of Buddhist Temples in Japan: An Amalgamation of Chinese Styles and Japanese Variants

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Anthropology: Evidence of Cultural Amalgamation in Southeast Asia

Chinese and Indian cultures have heavily influenced the cultures of Southeast Asia and have fused really well with indigenous traditions and cultures introduced by other foreign powers to the region. This amalgamation of cultures is what creates the distinct cultures … Continue reading Anthropology: Evidence of Cultural Amalgamation in Southeast Asia