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Cham Dance
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Lamas performing Cham Dance in Tibet

The cham dance, associated with some sects of Tibetan Buddhism and Buddhist festivals is believed to ward off disaster and ghost bringing luck and happiness.

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Chinese Aesthetics and Literature
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Chinese Aesthetics and Literature

This comprehensive introduction to Chinese aesthetics and literature includes the major modern genres of poetry, fiction, and drama.

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Guan-Yu the Hero
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Guan-Yu the Hero

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a classic historical novel of enormous influence, is considered to be one of the four great Chinese classic novels.

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Journey to the West
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Journey to the West

The fanciful adventures of a Tang Dynasty priest, Sanzang, and his three disciples, Monkey, Pig, and Friar Sand, as they search for a Buddhist Sutra.

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Chinese Folklore
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Demons, Monsters and Ghosts of the Chinese Folklore

The five- thousand-year Chinese culture, over the centuries has produced hundreds of legends about monsters, ghosts, demons and spirits. Many of these demons and ghosts influenced Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore folklore. Let’s see below some of the main demons of Chinese mythology.

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15 pictures of Nanputuo Temple, Xiamen

Nanputuo (南普陀寺) is a Buddhist temple of vast proportions not far from the University of Xiamen.

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Tibetan Sky burial pictures
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Sky Burial: the macabre Tibetan ritual dissection

Tibetan communities continue to celebrate their ancient customs and traditions. 

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The Eighteen layers of Chinese Hell

Diyu, 地獄, the Traditional Chinese Hell, based on Buddhism concept of Naraka, is an underground maze with various levels and chambers, where souls are taken after death to atone for the sins they committed when they were alive.

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