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Chinese Beliefs and Worldviews Kuan Kong and Popular Culture
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Gods, Ghosts and Ancestors Chinese Popular  Religion Chinese  Bureaucratic  Landscape Gods Officials Ghosts Beggars Ancestors Kim
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Ancestor Veneration Ritual offerings to provide for  deceased’s welfare in the afterlife Food, wine, money, and incense  offered to offer respect, homage, and  thanksgiving Spirits dwell in commemorative tablets,  as well as grave and future world Ancestors can aid in decision-making,  family’s well-being, and guidance
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Ancestor Rituals Chinese New Year: bow three  times and offer “dishes with  meaning” Qingming: sweeping of  gravesite and offering of food,  wine, and spirit money Ghost Festival: offerings for  protection from “hungry  ghosts” Death Anniversary
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Kuan Kong: God of War Grew up selling tofu,  often read scriptures   and found with a  book in his hand— value of learning
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Kuan Kong: God of War Killed an official who  forced a young girl to be  his concubine. Had to  flee, was forced out of a  temple when it was set  on fire.  Came out with a  red face, so he was able  to escape disguised. — demonstrates value of  justice and fair play
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Kuan Kong: God of War Joined friends, who  swore to be brothers until  death—the “Brotherhood  of the Peach Orchard, to  be loyal to each other in  life and united in death”— relates to the concept of  sacrificial loyalty
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Kuan Kong: God of War Spent a night with his  brother’s wife and  concubine, but  remained chaste and  faithful by sitting  outside and reading —illustrates  fidelity  and uprightness  
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