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Chinese Houses Reading: Ronald G. Knapp, China’s Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation
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Class Question What do our houses say about us?
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Our Houses Represent Us To the world and to ourselves Our hopes and fears Beliefs, values, and aesthetics Social class Culture/ethnicity Family structure
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Outline of Today Housekeeping: Almanac, show and tell, popular culture Main Topic: Chinese Houses: Harmony and Good Fortune Reading: Knapp, China’s Living Houses Along the way: Throw Yijing Movie on shamanism
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Popular Culture Popular Culture Overlaps with Material Culture Definition from Chandra Mukerji and Michael Schudson, Rethinking Popular Culture , Berkeley: UC Press, 1991: “Beliefs and practices and objects through which they are widely shared in a population.” Very diverse: includes movies, manga, ceramics, fashion, food, sports, vernacular architecture….
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Quick Questions What do houses protect us from? That is: What do we fear? Opposite: What do we want out house to promote? That is: What do we want?
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House Shields Us From Danger from others People who are different Gaze of others (privacy) Demands of outside society Corrupting influences Elements: weather, earthquakes, Economic hardship
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House Should Promote Universal goals with culturally specific definitions: Health Comfort Harmony: Peace and quiet Good place to live and work Good place to raise and be a family Social life Recreation/leisure Production? True for pre-Modern China
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Goals of Chinese Houses Layout of house Fengshui Construction: Sorcery and defense Seek good fortune Attracting luck Fu , C , good fortune Stories Resourcefulness & persistent
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I. Seeking Harmony
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course HIEA 128 taught by Professor Cahill during the Summer '09 term at UCSD.

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