April 30 - Chinese 155 April 30, 2008 PAPER CLUE: Main...

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Chinese 155 April 30, 2008 PAPER CLUE: Main character: Yue Fei (?) Starts out as a roc Other Calendrical Festivals 2 nd day of 2 nd month: 1. Worship of local “earth gods” ( tudi shen, t’u-ti shen ), or gods of the locality a. Eash locality with a name has its own god b. This belief is one of the oldest in China c. The date of this varied from locality to locality (2 nd of 2 nd , 1 st of 6 th , 7 th of 7 th ) d. 2 nd day of 2 nd month is most common e. In the capital worship to the earth god- who supplies all material needs- was carried out at the imperial altar f. In other localities worship was carried out at an altar of earth erected for that god 2. “The Dragon Raises His Head” ( long taitou ) a. The Chinese word for “insect” is chong b. Chong includes things the word “insect” does not c. Snakes, worms, toads, lizards, and so forth are considered chong d. The dragon is the chief of the chong , and when he raises his head the other chong flee and hide e. This makes it safer for crops, orchards, etc. f.
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