Most often, Chang is possessed by Ji Gong, a maverick Buddhist monk who lived in China in the 12th century, and loved his meat and liquor. Thus the cans of beer as offerings on the altar and Chang's occasional hiccups and slurred speech as she channeled the tipsy monk.
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Chicago Workshop: April 28-May 1st.
Israel May 3-15th
International Daoist Studies Conference, Paris: May 17-19 (Will have panels on Martial Arts and Theater and this is going to rock!)
Paris May 16-26th
Martial Arts Studies Conference, Cardiff, Wales: July 11-13th.
Portland July 28-30th
San Francisco Sept?