MIT21A_226F09_q02

MIT21A_226F09_q02 - Sept. 14, 2009 2 Study questions on...

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Sept. 14, 2009 2 Study questions on Gladney 1-24, Nagel 3-13, Eriksen, 1-17 1. Gladney discusses difficulties he encountered doing fieldwork on a nationality in China. What were they? What is the stereotypical anthropological fieldwork, and how did his differ from this model? 2. Why do you think so many people thought that China’s population was culturally very homogeneous? 3. Describe the criteria that are used to distinguish the 56 “official” nationalities. 4. What are some of the reasons China pays attention to its nationalities? 5. Discuss some of the criteria the Chinese state has employed for recognizing various groups in China to be Han or an official nationality. 6. Discuss the reasons some groups in China right before the Peoples’ Republic of China was established, wanted to be considered official nationalities 7. Gladney compares the Han dynasty to the Roman Empire. Discuss the points he makes. 8.
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