9_China_Assignments - 3 Explain the Chinese system of the...

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ASSIGNMENTS: CHINA 1. How do the Chinese classify musical instruments? Compare this system to the system used to classify Western orchestral instruments, and to the Hornbostel- Sachs system. How are they alike? How are they different? 2. Chinese is a tonal language . Explain what this means, and suggest what effect this has on Chinese music and singing. [For more info, check out www.wku.edu/~shizhen.gao/Chinese101/pinyin/tones.htm
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Unformatted text preview: ] 3. Explain the Chinese system of the Scholar Bureaucrats. How is this similar to modern Civil Service type exams? How is it different? Would you say that it is democratic, or elitist? Or some combination of the two? Explain. 4. How does the Ming dynasty musical, The Peony Pavilion , reflect traditional Chinese life and Confucian values? Give three examples....
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