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Students research animals on Chinese zodiac wheel based on their sign, and propose specific menus. Students forage campus to taste food. Discussion of complexity of animals in food chain and in laboratory experiments. Study based on decade-long collaboration between media artist/instructor and neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan.
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Hox Zodiac

Hi, My name is Arta. I have recently transferred from community college, and my major is Physiology. I am very excited to be part of this class because I like myth. The first session of the class made me even more interested. Relating people with a year and month they have borne in with the animals, and comparing the characteristic of the animal with the behavior of the people was very interesting for me.

First Blog Post: My Zodiac and the Rat, Ox, and Tiger

Hello everyone! I’m Iris, and I am a first-year psychology student at UCLA. I am interested in food studies because I care a lot about the issues surrounding body image and weight loss and diet culture. Maintaining a healthy relationship with your food and body is important for a good lifestyle, and I am trying to learn more about this field by taking this class.

First Blog

Hi guys! My name is Mehreen Uranious and I’m a first-year student majoring in Biology. I was born in October of 2002 so my Chinese zodiac is the Horse. I have actually never looked into Chinese zodiacs before and I am excited to learn more! Zodiac signs have always been of interest to me and it’s always fun to look at and compare personalities to what the zodiac falls under. In the last class, we learned about the rat, ox, and tiger.

The Chinese Zodiac- Tiger, Ox and Rat (Camille Blog Post 1)

Hello!  My name is Camille Sytko and I am a first year at UCLA studying Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics.  I was born in June of 2002 and so my Chinese Zodiac animal is the Horse.  I am very new to the Chinese Zodiac system and actually did not know my animal was a Horse until I looked it up for this class so I am excited to learn more!  I used the Hox Zodiac link to look into the foods that correlate with the horse sign and I was amazed to see how much correlation there tur

The Chinese Zodiac -Tiger, Ox, and Rat (Blog Post #1)

Hello, my name is Aimee Schevers and I am a fourth year American Literature and Culture major. My Chinese zodiac sign is the Tiger as I was born in 1998. The Tiger is a unique animal and after reading through the myths on the Hox Zodiac website I see that Tigers are often believed to be the incarnation of former sinners. I thought that was quite interesting as I had never heard that about Tigers before. 

The Chinese Zodiac—Dragon, Rat, Ox, and Tiger

Hello! My name is Edwin and I’m a third-year Art History major. I was born in 2000 and my Chinese zodiac sign is the Dragon. Reading through the personality traits associated with my zodiac sign was quite amusing since some of them were spot-on while others completely missed the mark. I definitely agree with the notion that dragons are idealists and perfectionists as I generally hold myself to a very high standard regardless of what I’m doing; however, I also do wonder how much of the latter is tied to genetics and/or to the environment in which I was brought up.

The Horse and The Ox

Hi everyone!
My name is Diego Nunez-Leon and I am a first-year Environmental Science major. I’m from Mid-City, Los Angeles though my parents are from Oaxaca, Mexico where a variety of animals are eaten depending on the city. I was born in 2002 so my Chinese Zodiac is the Horse. 

The Horse, Rat, Ox, and Tiger

Hello there! My name is Abbie Burrus, and I was born in 2002, the year of the horse. I’ve always found the Chinese zodiac to be fascinating, and the patterns you see among people born in certain years is a very interesting thing to note. Even if a lot of it is just acting on coincidences, the collections of people and personalities are fun to investigate nevertheless.

Relation to the Rabbit and the Tiger--rat, ox, tiger

Hi, my name is Naana Boateng, and my zodiac sign is the Rabbit. While I was researching, i saw the myth of how the rabbit is related to the tiger which I thought was very interesting. Apparently, those who are tigers and rabbits tend to have a power struggle against each other, especially if there are romantic relationships involved. I can see this, as a rabbit is a timid and calm animal, whereas a tiger can be aggressive and overpowering.

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