Brent Lang at Variety reports that Paul Feig’s new “Ghostbusters” reboot is...
by Samuel Wade | May 13, 2013
At The New York Times, Dan Levin reports that some officials, eager to ward off career pitfalls ranging from protests to vengeful mistresses, are turning to feng shui and other alternative strategies for guidance and protection....
by Sophie Beach | Jul 3, 2008
Mark Magnier at the Los Angeles Times reports on an infestation of locusts that is threatening the Olympics, set to open in just over a month: Locusts? What is going on here? The litany of near-biblical woes would seem to lack...
by Japhet Weeks | Jun 20, 2008
The Christian Science Monitor’s Peter Ford takes a look at Chinese superstitions in light of the country’s recent woes and the upcoming Olympic Games: Chinese popular culture is rich with symbolism: It is customary...
by Xiao Qiang | May 12, 2007
According to this article in Hong Kong’s Wenhui Daily, (via DWNEWS.com), a recent large-scale survey focusing on government officials at the county level (ÂéøÂ§ÑÁ∫ßÂÖ¨Âä°Âëò) revealed 54% of officials believe in superstition. The survey was done by a study group of National Administration College (ÂõΩÂÆ∂Ë°åÊîøÂ≠¶Èô¢), The report is named„ÄäAnalytical Report of Basic Science Literacy of County […]
by Mo Ming | Feb 15, 2007
From Christian Science Monitor: In a culture increasingly focused on personal wealth, many Chinese look to traditional fortunetelling tools to enrich them. As the Chinese New Year approaches, heralding the auspicious Year of the Pig, porkers are everywhere. Fifteen-foot-high inflatable pigs beckon shoppers into electronics stores; fluffy pink pig snouts enliven winter ear-muffs; corkscrew tails […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 4, 2006
From the New York Times: For many Chinese, an ancestor is someone to honor, but also someone whose needs must be maintained. Families burn offerings of fake money or paper models of luxury cars in case an ancestor might need pocket change or a stylish ride in the netherworld. But here in the parched canyons […]
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