midterm - – How houses are designed to attract...

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Midterm Two Sections: Identification (25 %) Essays (75%)
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Identifications Have a working definition of material culture Important terms: e.g. shamanism, Feng shui, Qin Shihuangdi, modular production Choose 5 from 8 Tell what it is, how it is related to material culture, & why it is important
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Essays 2 sets of essays: you will choose 1 of 2 in each set On China’s Living Houses : Be able to discuss: How the layout & decoration of Chinese houses reflect and promote family values, hierarchies, & gender roles Role of ritual
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Unformatted text preview: – How houses are designed to attract harmony & good luck and to ward off threats – Threats to the traditional house & persistence of the values it expresses On Ten Thousand Things • Be able to: – Discuss the consequences for society & economy – Discuss the relations between use, meaning, and production of objects – Explain how the examples cited by Ledderose fit the system, & compare them – Express & defend your opinion of Ledderose’s arguments about Chinese modular production...
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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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