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May 20 2011 Chinese Culture Newsletter

Ni hao,

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The Gods of Entryways and Protectors of Homes
The Gods of Entryways or "Men Shen" are protectors of dwellings and its inhabitants. They serve as celestial bouncers that keep evil spirits and harmful influences out of the building's parameter.

Punishment for Adultery
Adultery and infidelity had been regarded differently in different era in China. In more liberal era, adultery was simply overlooked. While in other era, it was punishable by death. One of the capital punishment methods for adultery was drowning in a pig’s cage.

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