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GEGA1000 Macao and Chinese Civilization Chinese Civilization in Southern China Lecture 2 Lok-Yin LAW
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Lecture Objective What was the role of Southern China (including Macao) in the development of Imperial China and Chinese civilization? How did the Southern China reflect the tension between central authority and local authority in Imperial China? How did the imperial government’s regulations and laws shape the social order and cultural formation in Southern China?
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Lecture Content Brief History of Chinese civilization Central Plains ( 中原 , Zhongyuan) and Southern China Civilization Transformation in southern China Social formation and cultural customs in southern China
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Brief Introduction of Chinese History/Civilization
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Timeline/Phase of Chinese History Prehistory 史前 Recorded history 信史 Ancient China 古代中國 Imperial China 帝制中國 Modern China 近代中國
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Pre History Pre History = History? Archaeology e.g. Archaeological Excavation of Prehistoric Lapidary Workshop in Hac Sa 黑沙玉作坊發現 Gu Jiegang ( 顧頡剛 )’ s concept, “Discovering the layered discourse of ancient Chinese history“ ( 層累地造成的中 國古史 ) (e.g. Myths of Shennong [ 神農氏 ], Yellow Emperor [Huangti] 黃帝 , Xia Dynasty[ 夏朝 ])
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