Reformation of the Superstitions by Government Officals in Late Qing;
Since superstitions are "traditional expressions," they are folklore.
We must do away with superstition[these old customs].
Resolutions have been passed prohibiting the wasteful customs associated with New Year calls and gifts.
Removal of Evil Practices and Corrupt Customs and the Shaping of New Folk Customs After the Land Reform in the Countryside
I went them to do away with this feudal custom.
These subjects, in common with superstitions and customs, have significant verbal and non-verbal elements.
But customs associated with death are generally fraught with suggestions of fear or superstition.
Many statements like these appear in collections of superstitions made by folklorists.
He swept her off her feet.
indulging in the grosser pleasures
Many denizens of the Land of Mists scoff at religion, believing that the deities have long since ceased to care about mortal concerns.
The survival of old superstitions, or at least the knowledge Of them, is also apparent in some familiar contemporary practices.
The democratic equivalent of this fairy-tale is the superstition that enough people of good will may be persuaded by rational argument to take planned action.
and just as myths serve the function of validating religious rites in a primitive culture, legends are often used to validate superstitions in modem folklore.
In other parts of rural China, it is difficult to know how often, if at all, the custom is followed.
to throw away the vulgar and inferior i dea,throw away the corrupt customs of ostentation and extravagance,and throw away the behavior of violence and cruelty;
Be sure to stay away from coarse and vulgar manners.