Course-related Terminology

Course-related Terminology - (e.g. great religion) vs....

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Humanities 1914, Fall 2010 Explorations in Traditional Asian Cultures Course-related Terminology (Notes for August 26 class) Humanities Include art, history, music, philosophy, and religion. Distinct from social sciences (economics, political science, sociology, etc.) Traditional In historical timeframe, pre-industiral, pre-colonial Oral vs. written Great
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Unformatted text preview: (e.g. great religion) vs. Little Tradition (regional) Asia(n) Relative nature of term (changes according to historical time and perspective) Main sub-regions of Asia include West (Middle East), South, Southeast, East, Central, and North. Cultures also extend beyond geographic boundaries ( diaspora ) Cultures Core vs. Periphery...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course HUM 1914 at Virginia Tech.

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