Category Archives: China

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Sorcerers And Warriors: The Initiatic Journey In Chinese Mythology

Chinese mythology, folk tales and fables are mostly unknown to the West. However this indigenous folklore combines not only unique philosophical and artistic traditions, but informs much modern Chinese popular…

Visions of China: The Nationalist Spirit in Chinese Political Cinema

What follows is an introduction, with examples, of a particular sub-set of Chinese cinema, namely film as overt political propaganda.  Here, the distinction is one between China and Chinese considered…

The YiJing and Revolution

It is about seventeen years since I have taken an actively skeptical view of the Yijing, the Chinese Book of Changes. Ever since, I have followed the ongoing debate at a distance…