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8 General 八家將



"8 General"The dance of "Ba Jia Jiang" (the eight generals catching evil exorcism for Wufu Emperor) is a traditional cultural rite in Taiwan. Dancers painted with different masks on their face to represent "gods" of different duties dance specific steps at the temple fair to pray for good fortune and expel evil spirits. Moved into a new setting where they are no longer at the temple fair, "Ba Jia Jiang" appears to be unsuited for the new environment. The design is meant to show how lonely and lost Taiwanese culture has become in this globalized environment. 

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