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

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Urban Legends in China: Top 6 Mysterious Events Across the History

It is always interesting to learn about historical events in China, as the country has an incredibly long history. Apart from officially recorded history like documentaries or books, it is insightful to learn oral history too. Oral history often takes … Continue reading Urban Legends in China: Top 6 Mysterious Events Across the History

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How Cultural Influences Impacted the Spread and Growth of Soy Sauce in China and Japan

From sushi restaurants to your local Chinese take-out, soy sauce is a mandatory part of any Japanese, Chinese, and even Korean meal. If you don’t normally eat out, you probably have a bottle of Kikkoman in your pantry, or at … Continue reading How Cultural Influences Impacted the Spread and Growth of Soy Sauce in China and Japan

Exploring the Applications and Origins of Chinese Supersitions

Introduction Chinese superstition. Is it really that different to other cultures superstition? Most of us have our fair share of superstitions. Some of these are ingrained into our nature from our surroundings. Others simply are passed on from the culture … Continue reading Exploring the Applications and Origins of Chinese Supersitions

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A Brief Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Philosophies

In Western culture, traditional Chinese medicine has been gaining popularity (Market Research, 2020). In developed and developing countries, acupuncture, fire cupping, herbalism, or Chinese massage (tuina) are expanding. It is highly marketable and often highly commercialized, but this sector remains … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Philosophies

Pandas munching on bamboo at Chengdu Panda Research Base

Political Anthropology: China’s Panda Diplomacy as a Strategy in Foreign Relations

Panda diplomacy, the cutest and softest diplomatic strategy you have ever seen, is a practice that China sending giant pandas to other countries with the hope of building a healthy, friendly and ongoing relationship. The term only became popular in … Continue reading Political Anthropology: China’s Panda Diplomacy as a Strategy in Foreign Relations

A fire-walker carries a woman on his back across burning embers during the night of San Juan in San Pedro Manrique in northern Spain.

Anthropology of Strange Ancient Rituals around the World

DISCLAIMER: The content contains graphic depictions of violence, as well as adult content. While reading about the Strange Ancient Rituals and traditions around the globe, please proceed with caution and an open mind at your own risk. You have been warned! The world … Continue reading Anthropology of Strange Ancient Rituals around the World