Abstract

The color red is widely used in Chinese culture. This thesis, based on ethnographic research conducted in the Chinese immigrant community in New York City, aims to offer an analytical and narrative record of Chinese immigrants’ practices of the color red in three different spheres: traditional rituals, Christian practices, and political fields. This paper answer the following questions: What role does the color red play in Chinese culture? How does the color red works in different rituals to influence Chinese community? How does communist party influence Chinese immigrant people’s impression of the color red?

Advisor

Matsuzawa Setsuko

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Disciplines

Anthropology

Publication Date

2016

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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