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HIEA 128: HISTORY OF MATERIAL CULTURE IN CHINA Second Summer Session, 2008 Time: Tu Th, 5:00 – 7:50 Place: Peterson Hall 104 Professor: Suzanne Cahill Office: HSS 3040 Phone: (858) 534-8105 Office Hours: Th, 10 - 12 E-mail: secjbm34@aol.com or by appointment Introduction This course introduces the history of material culture in China. We will begin with definitions of material culture, then look at its importance in the context of Chinese history and culture. One underlying assumption is that things reflect people’s beliefs and values. We will study various types of things (houses, works of art, clothing, religious artifacts and paraphernalia) as well as ways of making and using things. Our approach is interdisciplinary: that is, we use ideas and materials from several academic disciplines in order to examine material culture in China as thoroughly as we can. Disciplines include history, archaeology, religious studies, philology, anthropology, sociology, and critical gender studies. We read both primary
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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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