Going back in time to Han China requires a lot of preparation on our part. The Chinese people at this time believed that spirits and ancestors were very active in everyday life so to blend in effectively, knowing about their vision of the afterlife is very important. An important thing to keep in mind is Continue Reading
Q. Hey I missed class, I know we talked about oracle bones but what are they? A. Remember how we saw the gravedigger always search for luck and depend on the spirits for financial help? The oracle bones are like that except done thousands of years ago. Evidence of this has been found all the Continue Reading
The Tribute of Yu is an important document for studying Chinese history while the purpose of the document changes with time. The contemporary use at the time would have been for government officials to figure out what kinds of resources they can expect as tribute and from where. If they needed ivory for example, they Continue Reading
The cat has a really nice face and good expression. I like the idea of cats comprehending their own existences. Also it has a good message. We get criticism from others but the harshest critics are usually ourselves. This relates to this class because we all review each other’s posts. Despite these serious thoughts, I Continue Reading
Jiang shi Dragons Kappa? Naga….maybe mongolian death worm (Mongolia and china are decently close)
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